Review article: adrenergic control of motor and secretory function in the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Mcintyre1992ReviewAA,
  title={Review article: adrenergic control of motor and secretory function in the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={A S Mcintyre and David G. Thompson},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={125-42}
}
The role that the sympathetic nervous system plays in modulating physiological processes in the gastrointestinal tract is becoming clearer. It is now known that motor, secretomotor and vasomotor activity are all modulated independently by the system. Adrenoreceptor stimulation appears to reduce intestinal contraction (except at sphincters), both via alpha-receptors which inhibit neurotransmitter release and also by a direct beta-receptor mediated action on smooth muscle. There is also evidence… CONTINUE READING