XXIX. An inquiry regarding the parts of the nervous system which regulate the contractions of the arteries

  title={XXIX. An inquiry regarding the parts of the nervous system which regulate the contractions of the arteries},
  author={Joseph Jackson Lister},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={607 - 625}
  • J. Lister
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Great light has been thrown in recent times upon the nature of the influence exercised over the blood-vessels by the nervous system. In 1852 it was shown by M. Bernard that division of the sympathetic nerve in the neck of a cat, or other mammalian, was followed by turgescence of the blood-vessels of the ear, and increased heat of that part and of the whole side of the face, together with contraction of the pupil. Early in the following year Mr. Augustus Waller performed the converse experiment… 
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