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Historical perspectives on the autonomic nervous system: With a particular emphasis on chemical neurotransmission 

Historical perspectives on the autonomic nervous system: With a particular emphasis on chemical neurotransmission
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Historical perspectives on the autonomic nervous system: With a particular emphasis on chemical neurotransmission
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Tilli Tansey

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10.1093/med/9780198566342.003.0002
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date: 10 April 2020

Understanding what we now call the autonomic nervous system, its normal functioning, and the role of its various components, is clearly fundamental to the investigation and treatment of the dysfunctions of that system. This chapter will briefly review how our present day knowledge developed, focussing particularly on the discovery of the mechanisms of chemical neurotransmission in the autonomic nervous system....

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