Neurohormonal Control of Epididymal Contractions
Moore and Quick (1924) were the first to suggest that spermatozoa are propelled in the epididymis by a neuromuscular mechanism. Later it was shown (Muratori and Contro, 1951; Muratori, 1953; Cross, 1955; Risley and Turbyfill, 1957) that the caput and body of the epididymis have spontaneous contractions of the peristaltic type and that the cauda exhibits sporadic segmentation movements.
KeywordsContractile Activity Spontaneous Contraction Autonomic Innervation Propranolol Hydrochloride Ductus Deferens
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