Efferent Innervation of the Carotid Body and Carotid Sinus in the Guinea Pig

  • W. Kummer


Both carotid body chemoreceptors and carotid sinus baroreceptors are influenced by efferent fibres supplied via the sinus nerve and direct sympathetic branches. These efferent fibres were subjected to a histochemical investigation to obtain more information on the possible transmitters and modulators involved in this efferent-afferent interaction.


Tyrosine Hydroxylase Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Carotid Body Carotid Sinus Sympathetic Fibre 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kummer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie IUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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