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Structural and chemical organization of the autonomic nervous system with special reference to non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic transmission 

Structural and chemical organization of the autonomic nervous system with special reference to non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic transmission
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Structural and chemical organization of the autonomic nervous system with special reference to non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic transmission
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Geoffrey Burnstock

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10.1093/med/9780198566342.003.0007
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date: 10 April 2020

The autonomic neuroeffector junction is non-synaptic with transmitter released ‘en passage’ from terminal fibre varicosities at variable distances from postjunctional sites, which do not show specialization.

There is a multiplicity of autonomic neurotransmitters including, in addition to the classic transmitters acetylcholine and noradrenaline, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), nitric oxide (NO), various polypeptides, amino acids and monoamines....

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