Speculations on the structure/function relationship for vagal and splanchnic afferent endings supplying the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Grundy1988SpeculationsOT,
  title={Speculations on the structure/function relationship for vagal and splanchnic afferent endings supplying the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={David Grundy},
  journal={Journal of the autonomic nervous system},
  year={1988},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={175-80}
}
  • David Grundy
  • Published 1988 in Journal of the autonomic nervous system
This paper discusses some of the unsettled issues in the study of the afferent innervation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Afferent fibres in the vagus and splanchnic nerves have been studied electrophysiologically and much has been learnt from single fibre recordings. Splanchnic afferent fibres generally terminate in multiple mechanosensitive endings in the mesentery and serosa where they are in a position to monitor tension on the mesenteric attachments. Other mechanoreceptors following a… CONTINUE READING

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