Excitatory innervation of the rabbit rectococcygeus muscle by enteric nerves from the terminal large intestine.

@article{King1987ExcitatoryIO,
  title={Excitatory innervation of the rabbit rectococcygeus muscle by enteric nerves from the terminal large intestine.},
  author={Brian F. King and Thomas C. Muir},
  journal={Journal of the autonomic nervous system},
  year={1987},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          51-8
        }
}
The rectococcygeus muscle extends from the longitudinal layer of the external muscles of the terminal colon, anchoring the large intestine to the coccygeal vertebrae. The muscle is thought to assist the colon during defaecation, drawing the large intestine partly into the pelvic cavity. In the rabbit, many fine nerves run between the wall of the colon and a ganglionated nerve plexus on the ventral face of the rectococcygeus muscle. Extracellular recordings of evoked and spontaneously occurring… CONTINUE READING
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