On the Problem of the Origin of Nerve Terminals in the Sympathetic Ganglia

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Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 11)


According to the current concepts of nerve transmission in sympathetic ganglia, certain adrenergic cellular elements located around or among ganglion cells are held to be responsible for the intraganglionic inhibition of the effect of preganglionic impulses.

A review of results, obtained from electronmicroscopic studies of in vitro cultured sympathetic ganglia from chick embryos and of preganglionally denervated superior cervical ganglia of adult rats, suggests the existence of well-defined intraganglionic axon terminals showing acetylcholinesterase activity, which could originate as recurrent collaterals from cholinergic ganglion cells or as axonal processes of acetylcholinesterase-positive interneurones.


Ganglion Cell Nerve Terminal Chromaffin Cell Axon Terminal Sympathetic Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Joó
    • 1
  1. 1.Electron Microscope Laboratory of the Biophysical Institute of the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesSzegedHungary

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