The acetylcholinesterase reaction and catecholamine fluorescence in the glomus cells of rat carotid body
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The presence of both acetylcholinesterase reaction and glyoxylic acid-induced fluorescence of catecholamines in the same glomus cells of rat carotid body was demonstrated using combined histochemical methods. A suggestion is made that the glomus cells have both excitatory and inhibitory effects on the chemosensory nerve via acetylcholine and catecholamines, respectively.
KeywordsCatecholamine Acetylcholine Acetylcholinesterase Carotid Body Histochemical Method
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