Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics

Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics

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In the last decade, some outstanding progress has been made in the field of neurogastroenterology, a term which has been introduced to account for the crucial role of the enteric, autonomic and central nervous system in the regulation of gastrointestinal functions in health and disease. These proceedings of Falk Symposium No. 112 on Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics, held in Freiburg, Germany, on 21-22 June 1999, reviews and discusses the fast-growing knowledge in this field in order to initiate more interdiscliplinary discussions along with new research. Contributors include basic scientists, clinicians of various specialities, morphologists, physiologists, molecular biologists, embryologists, pharmacologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists and behavioural scientists interested in the central and the autonomic nervous system in relation to the gastrointestinal tract.... Figure 1 Schematic diagram to show the flow of information between the pancreas, CNS and the gastrointestinal tract. ... for vagal afferent information from the pancreas to the brain, which is sparse and not well understood (question mark). ... the pancreas labelled specific populations of neurons in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus in the medulla oblongataa€. ... that the vagal preganglionic neurons innervating the rat pancreas are located in the longitudinal column that occupiesanbsp;...

Title:Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics
Author:H.-J. Krammer, M.V. Singer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2000-05-31


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