Differential control of renal and splenic nerves without medullary topography.

@article{Beluli1991DifferentialCO,
  title={Differential control of renal and splenic nerves without medullary topography.},
  author={D J Beluli and Lynne C. Weaver},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={260 4 Pt 2},
  pages={H1072-9}
}
A previous study in our laboratory showed that pharmacological blockade of neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla has greater influence on the electrical activity of renal than splenic nerves (K. Hayes and L. C. Weaver, J. Physiol. Lond. 428: 371-385, 1990). This differential control of sympathetic nerves innervating different organs may be due to viscerotopic representation of the kidney and spleen within medullary neurons that control the vasculature. To search for this topographical… CONTINUE READING