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Neurohormonal Control of Epididymal Contractions

  • J. Hib
  • R. Caldeyro-Barcia
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Contractile Activity Spontaneous Contraction Autonomic Innervation Propranolol Hydrochloride Ductus Deferens 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hib
    • 1
  • R. Caldeyro-Barcia
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatologia y Desarroilo HumanoHospital de CllnicasMontevideoUruguay

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