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Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2017 Aug;300(8):1369-1370. doi: 10.1002/ar.23600. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

The Sacral Autonomic Outflow Is Spinal, but Not "Sympathetic".

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1
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Anatomie 1, Krankenhausstrasse 9, Erlangen, Germany.
2
Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.
3
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Medizinische Fakultät, Physiologisches Institut, Olshausenstrasse 40, Kiel, Germany.

Abstract

A recent article published in a high-profile journal proposed to reclassify the sacral autonomic outflow as being part of the sympathetic system. In this commentary, arguments against this erroneous proposal are provided. Anat Rec, 300:1369-1370, 2017.

KEYWORDS:

autonomic nervous system; parasympathetic; pelvic organ innervation; sympathetic

PMID:
28342217
DOI:
10.1002/ar.23600
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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