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Bilateral innervation of the cerebral arteries by the superior cervical ganglion in cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6967955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of removal of the left superior cervical ganglion on the contractile response to norepinephrine (NE) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) was studied in isolated segments of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior communicating artery (PCoA) of the cat. Fifteen days after the excision, each dose of NE elicited a potentiated response in both the MCA and the PCoA, whichever side they originated. By contrast, 5-HT induced enhanced vasoconstriction at each dose only in the MCA and PCoA from the left side. When segments of MCA and PCoA from the right side were challenged against 5-HT, a significantly increased response was found only at the first three doses. On the other hand, the NE content of pools made of MCA, PCoA, and anterior cerebral artery from each side was reduced to the same level on both sides after ganglion removal. These results indicate that the excised superior cervical ganglion innervated the MCA and PCoA from both sides of the circle of Willis.
J Marín; M Salaices; F Rivilla; J Burgos; E J Marco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-11-24     Completed Date:  1980-11-24     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
5-Hydroxytryptophan / physiology
Cerebral Arteries / innervation*
Ganglia, Spinal / blood supply*,  surgery
Norepinephrine / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
51-41-2/Norepinephrine; 56-69-9/5-Hydroxytryptophan

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