Origins of the sympathetic innervation of the cervical end of the uterus in the rat

Pedro L. Vera, Eileen B. Haase, Lawrence P. Schramm

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Abstract

A retrograde neuronal tracer (Fast Blue) was injected in the cervical end of the uterine horn of virgin rats. The majority of the retrogradely labeled post-ganglionic sympathetic neurons were found in the sympathetic chain (74%). The superior mesenteric ganglia, inferior mesenteric ganglia and suprarenal ganglia accounted for 22, 3 and < 1%, respectively. The distribution of neurons in the sympathetic chain labeled from the uterus resembles that described for other pelvic organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalBrain research
Volume747
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 30 1997

Keywords

  • inferior mesenteric ganglion
  • rat
  • retrograde tracing
  • superior mesenteric ganglion
  • sympathetic chain
  • uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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