The Peripheral Nervous System

  • George M. Maxwell


This is generally interpreted to include all extracranial and some intracranial neuronal systems. The major subdivisions considered will be the autonomic nervous system, and the control of smooth muscle. This will be followed by a consideration of the function of striated muscle and the pharmacology of the neuromuscular junction.


Peripheral Nervous System Neuromuscular Transmission Pyridostigmine Bromide Respiratory Paralysis Anticholinesterase Agent 
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Suggestions for Further Reading

  1. Acheson, G.H. (ed.) (1966) ‘Second Symposium on Catecholamines’, Pharmacological Reviews, 18 (1), pp. 1-803Google Scholar
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  7. Mitchell, G.A.G. (1953) Anatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System ( Livingstone, Edinburgh )Google Scholar
  8. Purves, D. and Lichtman, J.W. (1978) ‘Formation and Maintenance of Synaptic Connections in Autonomic Ganglia’, Physcol. Rev., 58, 821 - 857Google Scholar

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© George M. Maxwell 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Maxwell
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  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

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