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Ultrastructural and Biological Evidence for the Presence and likely Functions of Acetylcholine in the Hypothalamo-neurohypophysial System

  • K. Lederis


Since the Bristol Symposium more information has become available on the mechanisms of storage, transport and release of the neurosecretory products in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system of vertebrates (Douglas and Poisner, 1964a, b; Lederis, 1964; Smith and Thorn, 1965; Daniel and Lederis, 1966; Ginsburg and Ireland, 1966; Ginsburg, Jayasena and Thomas, 1966). However, no evidence has been added to clarify the definition and the role of the so called synaptic vesicles in the neurohypophysis. It had been suggested that the definition synaptic be used with caution until evidence became available on whether or not these vesicles were indeed located in synaptic nerve endings and whether they contain a synaptic transmitter substance (Lederis, 1965).


Nerve Terminal Nerve Ending Small Vesicle Perivascular Space Neural Lobe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Lederis
    • 1
  1. 1.M.R.C. Group for Research in Neurosecretion, Department of Pharmacology, Medical SchoolUniversity of BristolUK

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