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Author Brehmer, A. (Axel)
Title Structure of enteric neurons / A. Brehmer.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006.

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Series Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology, 0301-5556 ; v. 186
Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology ; v. 186. 0301-5556
Subject Neurons -- Physiology.
Cells -- Morphology.
Neurons -- cytology.
Digestive System -- innervation.
Neurons -- classification.
Description 1 online resource (x, 94 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-91) and index.
Summary "This monograph presents a basis for the classification of human enteric neurons by specifying and extending earlier concepts of different authors in various mammalian species. Among other aspects, the different definitions of type I neurons given by Dogiel and Stach are emphasized and the need for more precise morphological criteria is pointed out in order to deduce from the morphology of human "type I" neurons their possible functions. Furthermore, identification of putative intrinsic primary afferent neurons in human intestine is at present only possible on the basis of their morphology, i.e. they are, in contrast to other neurons, multiaxonal, non-dendritic type II neurons."--Jacket.
Contents Introduction -- The enteric nervous system (ENS) -- Ganglionated enteric plexuses -- Non-ganglionated enteric plexuses -- Morphological classifications of enteric neurons -- Material and methods -- Immunohistochemistry -- Immunocytochemistry -- Double labelling post mortem tracing -- Image aquisition of immunofluorescent specimens, counts, morphometry -- Three-dimensional(D- ) reconstructions -- Chemical coding of Stach's neuron types in the pig -- Preliminary note: Cholinergic and nitrergic neurons -- Type I neurons -- Type II neurons -- Type III neurons -- Type IV neurons -- Type V neurons -- Type VI neurons -- Type VII neurons -- Dendritic type II neurons, mini neurons, giant neurons -- Morphological neuron types and their chemical coding in the human -- Nomenclature used for human enteric neurons -- Type II neurons -- Stubby (type I) neurons -- Spiny (type I) neurons -- Type V neurons -- Type III neurons -- Dendritic type II neurons -- Spiny neurons with main dendrites or human type VII neurons?- Discussion -- What does NF-immunohistochemistry achieve?- General remarks on equivalent neurons of different species -- Putative functional categories of human enteric neurons -- Plasticity -- Summary -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Subject Index.
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ISBN 9783540328742
3540328742
3540328718 (Paper)
9783540328711 (Paper)
6610635145
9786610635146
OCLC # 262692693
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Additional Format Print version: Brehmer, A. (Axel). Structure of enteric neurons. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006 3540328718 9783540328711 (OCoLC)70573879