The pattern of c-Fos immunoreactivity in the hindbrain of the rat following stomach distension

@article{Sabbatini2004ThePO,
  title={The pattern of c-Fos immunoreactivity in the hindbrain of the rat following stomach distension},
  author={Maurizio Sabbatini and Claudio Molinari and Elena Grossini and David A. S. G. Mary and Giovanni Vacca and Mario Cannas},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={157},
  pages={315-323}
}
It has been previously shown that the walls of the stomach contain vagal and splanchnic afferents, connected to low and high threshold (LT and HT) gastric receptors, that convey physiological and noxious information to areas of the hindbrain involved mainly in the control of gastrointestinal function. Because distension of the stomach also reflexly increases the sympathetic drive to the cardiovascular system, the present study was planned to examine the pattern of activation of all nuclei… CONTINUE READING