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Gut. 2000 December; 47(Suppl 4): iv33–iv35.
PMCID: PMC1766807

Sympathetic input into the enteric nervous system

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Figure 1
(A) Schematic illustration of the vasodilator reflex elicited by mechanical stimulation of the intestinal mucosa. The reflex is probably activated via release of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) from enterochromaffin cells functioning as mechanoreceptors. ...
Figure 2
Adrenergic and cholinergic control of the release of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) from enterochromaffin cells. cAMP, cyclic adenosine monophosphate.

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