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      Density of Perivascular Nerves on Some Cerebral and Extracerebral Blood Vessels


      Journal of Vascular Research

      S. Karger AG

      Norepinephrine, Sympathetic nerves, Cerebrovascular innervation

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          The perivascular adrenergic nerves were counted as they crossed a grid-line superimposed on rat cerebral or femoral arteries and arterioles, and on the portal vein and its tributaries. The nerves were visualized with the formaldehyde-vapor, fluorescence technique. No support was received for the hypothesis that cerebral vessels are better innervated than extracerebral vessels. In fact, the density of nerves was significantly greater on the femoral and portal vessels than on the cerebral.

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          J Vasc Res
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          18 September 2008
          : 13
          : 6
          : 374-378
          Department of Pathology (Neuropathology), Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
          158107 Blood Vessels 1976;13:374–378
          © 1976 S. Karger AG, Basel

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