Chapter

. Chemical Transmission at Synapses (1895–1945)

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195137613
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848164 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0003
. Chemical Transmission at Synapses (1895–1945)

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This chapter describes early evidence for chemical transmission in the autonomic nervous system, at neuromuscular junctions, and in the central nervous system. Chemical transmission in the autonomic nervous system was examined at three sites: between sympathetic postganglionic fibres and their effector cells, at corresponding junctions of parasympathetic postganglionic fibres, and in autonomic ganglia between preganglionic fibres and ganglionic neurons. The chapter also discusses the role of acetylcholine in chemical transmissions at neuromuscular junctions and in the central nervous system.

Keywords: chemical transmissions; autonomic nervous system; neuromuscular junctions; postganglionic fibres; effector cells; autonomic ganglia; acetylcholine

Chapter.  13654 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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