Histochemical Studies on the Central Chemosensitive Fields of the Medulla Oblongata

  • R. Dermietzel
  • I. Willenberg
  • A. Leibstein
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


The ventral surface of the medulla oblongata contains a network of superficially located neurons which are believed to represent the neuronal substrate of central chemosensitivity of respiration.


Cholinergic Neuron Ventral Surface Medulla Oblongata Cholinergic Cell Caudal Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dermietzel
  • I. Willenberg
  • A. Leibstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyUniversitätsklinikum der Gesamthochschule EssenEssenFed. Rep. of Germany

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