Evidence for the Presence of Noradrenaline in Submicroscopic Structures of Adrenergic Axons

@article{Euler1956EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the Presence of Noradrenaline in Submicroscopic Structures of Adrenergic Axons},
  author={U. S. Euler and N. Hillarp},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1956},
  volume={177},
  pages={44-45}
}
THE presence of sympathomimetic activity in adrenergic nerve tissue has been demonstrated by several authors1. The active substance later was shown to possess the characteristic biological and chemical properties of noradrenaline2. A comparison of the relative contents of noradrenaline in splenic nerves (10–20 µgm. per gm.) and the spleen (2–4 µgm. per gm.) suggests that the transmitter is accumulated in the terminal parts of the nerves. Certain substances, such as acids, detergents and… Expand
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