The neuronal control of cardiac functions in Molluscs.
- Sodikdjon A Kodirov
- Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
The system of neurons regulating the frequency and strength of heart beats was studied in the snail subesophageal ganglia. Three out of four neurons exerted a short-term phasic effect on the heart. Stimulation of the V6 neuron led to a prolonged increase in the frequency and strength of the heart beats. Activity of two inhibitory cells (about 1-3/sec) was observed whereas excitatory neurons were silent. All the efferent neurons were involved in parallel and did not affect each other.