Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and the innervation of the human lacrimal gland.

@article{Sibony1988VasoactiveIP,
  title={Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and the innervation of the human lacrimal gland.},
  author={Patrick A. Sibony and Benjamin D. Walcott and Catherine McKeon and Frederick Albert Jakobiec},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={1988},
  volume={106 8},
  pages={
          1085-8
        }
}
Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) is a biologically active neuropeptide found in both the peripheral and the central nervous systems. Previous studies have shown that VIP-like immunoreactive nerves are present in the uveal tissues of the human eye. The distribution of VIP-like immunoreactivity of the human lacrimal gland and sphenopalatine ganglion was studied. A lacy network of VIP-like immunoreactive nerve fibers was found in the lacrimal gland and was predominantly located along the… CONTINUE READING
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