Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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弾性型動脈と筋型動脈の動脈壁特に中膜における神経線維の分布

諏訪 喜一 岡山大学医学部第一解剖学教室
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The distribution of nerve fibers in the arterial wall of both the elastic-type artery and muscle-type artery was studied by rabbits with the light and electron microscope. A noteworthy finding with the elecron microscope was the connection of smooth muscle cells with the unmielynated nerve ending observed in the middle layer of the tunica media of the common carotid artery of the rabbit, and the cell membrane of the nerve ending and the cell membrane of smooth muscle cells is separated by a space of about 500A and the space is filled with a substance of a relatively high electron density. At this nerve ending there can de observed two synaptic vesicles and a neurofilament within the axon. The electron density of such a vesicle is high. In the space between the cell membrane of the ending and the cell membrane of smooth muscle cell there are several synaptic vesicles released. The size of these synaptic vesicles is approximately the same as the largest vesicles among various synaptic vesicles observed in the tunica adventitia of the a. carotis interna of the same rabbit.
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489