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Nerve—Muscle Preparations of Vas Deferens

  • Mollie E. Holman


In 1961 Huković described an isolated preparation of the guinea pig vas deferens which responded to repetitive stimulation of the hypogastric nerve with “quick and strong” contractions which were reproducible for many hours. Since this smooth muscle is not normally spontaneously active and does not appear to have an inhibitory innervation, it seemed that the hypogastric nerve—vas deferens preparation might be a most useful tool for studies on the transmission of excitation from autonomic nerves to smooth muscle.


Ganglion Cell Terminal Axon Hypogastric Nerve Pelvic Plexus Preganglionic Fiber 


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  • Mollie E. Holman
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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