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The innervation of the umbilical cord of the rat. A histochemical study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  560789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The umbilical cords of 21 days old rat foetuses were investigated using histochemical methods for acetylcholinesterase and catecholamines. An AChE positive nerve plexus is situated only around the vitelline vessels. At regular intervals the bundles of this plexus exhibit small ganglia. These ganglia are made up of nerve cells, which are AChE positive and show formaldehyde induced fluorescence, thus indicating an adrenergic nature of these cells. No innervation could be found in the allantoic part of the umbilical cord.
J J Jutte; H G Geerdink; B Baljet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta morphologica Neerlando-Scandinavica     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0001-6225     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Morphol Neerl Scand     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-29     Completed Date:  1977-09-29     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370335     Medline TA:  Acta Morphol Neerl Scand     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acetylcholinesterase / analysis
Umbilical Cord / anatomy & histology,  enzymology,  innervation*
Reg. No./Substance:
50-00-0/Formaldehyde; EC

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