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ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY AND ULTRASTRUCTURE OF BOVINE MESENTERIC LYMPHATICS

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  • T Ohhashi
  • T Azuma

Abstract

Membrane action potentials of bovine mesenteric lymphatics were recorded simultaneously with isometric contractions by use of the sucrose gap method. The action potentials always had one-to-one correspondence to the con traction waves. From the effects of tetrodotoxin, manganese, cal-calcium-free environment, and barium chloride on the spontaneous contractions, it was suggested that calcium current may probably play a major role in producing spike discharge in the smooth muscles. Blood capillaries were found within the smooth muscle layers as well as in the adventitia.

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Ohhashi, T. & Azuma, T., (1979) “ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY AND ULTRASTRUCTURE OF BOVINE MESENTERIC LYMPHATICS”, Lymphology 12(1), 4-6.

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Published on
25 Sep 1979
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