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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Schemann, Michael; Mazzuoli, Gemma 
Title:
Multifunctional mechanosensitive neurons in the enteric nervous system. 
Abstract:
One of the most intriguing abilities of the gut is to function in isolation. This is possible because the gut's own nervous system, the enteric nervous system, contains the necessary elements to control reflex behaviors. Much progress has been made in identifying those neurons that encode mechanical or chemical stimuli. Thus, muscle behaviors in the small and large intestines depend on mechanosensitive neurons which encode a variety of mechanical stimuli, ranging from brief deformation of the ne...    »
 
Keywords:
Animals, Mechanoreceptors/*physiology, Enteric Nervous System/*cytology/physiology, Muscle, Smooth/physiology, Nerve Net/cytology/physiology, Physical Stimulation/methods 
Journal title:
Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
153 
Month:
feb 
Journal issue:
1-2 
Pages contribution:
21--25 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1872-7484 1566-0702