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Peripheral ganglia supplying the genital smooth musculature in the female pig: an experimental study

Panu, Rino and Bo Minelli, Luisa and Botti, Maddalena and Gazza, Ferdinando and Acone, Franca and Palmieri, Giovanni (2001) Peripheral ganglia supplying the genital smooth musculature in the female pig: an experimental study. Journal of Anatomy, Vol. 199 (3), p. 317-322. eISSN 1469-7580. Article.

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DOI: 10.1046/j.1469-7580.2001.19930317.x

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to locate the sensory and autonomic ganglia innervating the female genital musculature in pigs. The retrograde neuronal tracers horseradish peroxidase (HRP) or fast blue (FB) were injected into the left retractor clitoridis muscle (RCM), which was treated as a typical model of the genital smooth musculature. Labelled cells were found in ipsilateral dorsal root ganglia Sl–S4, in bilateral sympathetic paravertebral ganglia from L5–L6 or L6–L7 to S3 and in the left and right caudal mesenteric ganglion. In two of the five animals treated, presumably preganglionic parasympathetic cells were labelled in the ipsilateral intermediate grey substance of the segments Sl–S2.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:1323
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Genital smooth muscle, retractor clitoridis muscle, pig, innervation, neuronal tracers
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > VET/01 Anatomia degli animali domestici
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Biologia animale
Publisher:Blackwell / Wiley
eISSN:1469-7580
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:04

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