Functional and chemical anatomy of the afferent vagal system

  title={Functional and chemical anatomy of the afferent vagal system},
  author={Hans-Rudolf Berthoud and W. Neuhuber},
  journal={Autonomic Neuroscience},
  • Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, W. Neuhuber
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Autonomic Neuroscience
  • The results of neural tracing studies suggest that vagal afferent fibers in cervical and thoracic branches innervate the esophagus, lower airways, heart, aorta, and possibly the thymus, and via abdominal branches the entire gastrointestinal tract, liver, portal vein, billiary system, pancreas, but not the spleen. In addition, vagal afferents innervate numerous thoracic and abdominal paraganglia associated with the vagus nerves. Specific terminal structures such as flower basket terminals… CONTINUE READING
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