An anatomical and electrophysiological study of the genitofemoral nerve and some of its targets in the male rat.

@article{Zempoalteca2002AnAA,
  title={An anatomical and electrophysiological study of the genitofemoral nerve and some of its targets in the male rat.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Zempoalteca and Margarita Mart{\'i}nez-G{\'o}mez and Robyn Hudson and Y Cruz and Rosa Ang{\'e}lica Lucio},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2002},
  volume={201 6},
  pages={493-505}
}
Anatomical descriptions of the genitofemoral nerve (GFn) innervating the lower pelvic area are contradictory. Here we re-examine its origin and innervation by its various branches of principal target organs in the male rat. Using gross dissection, electrophysiological techniques and retrograde tracing of motoneurones with horseradish peroxidase, we confirm that the GFn originates from lumbar spinal nerves 1 and 2, and that at the level of the common iliac artery it divides into a lateral… CONTINUE READING

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