Neuroeffector apparatus in gastrointestinal smooth muscle organs.

  title={Neuroeffector apparatus in gastrointestinal smooth muscle organs.},
  author={Kenton M. Sanders and Sung Jin Hwang and Sean M Ward},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={588 Pt 23},
Control of gastrointestinal (GI) movements by enteric motoneurons is critical for orderly processing of food, absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes. Work over the past several years has suggested that motor neurotransmission is more complicated than simple release of transmitter from nerve terminals and binding of receptors on smooth muscle cells. In fact the 'neuro-effector' junction in the tunica muscularis might consist of synaptic-like connectivity with specialized cells, and… CONTINUE READING