The mechanisms of chemoreception

  • N. I. Plekhanov
  • Published 2004 in Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine


The author has established a direct, but not proportional relationship between the concentration of acetylcholine and the intensity of the reflexes from cholinergic receptors expressed by the formula: $$H_2 = H_1 .2^{lg} \frac{{C_2 }}{{C_1 }}$$ where C1 is the first and C2—the second concentration of acetylcholine; H1—the value of the reflex in response to C2 and H2—in response to C2. The threshold concentration of acetylcholine cholinergic receptors of the small intestine is 10−8 g/ml. Hence the author considers the acetylcholine content in the small intestine vessels of cats to average normally 1α%.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00796031

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@article{Plekhanov2004TheMO, title={The mechanisms of chemoreception}, author={N. I. Plekhanov}, journal={Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine}, year={2004}, volume={50}, pages={666-668} }