Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Abdominal Vagal Afferents provides a concise, up-to-date selection of focused reviews of vagal sensory participation in control of gastrointestinal function and behavior. The articles, written by internationally recognized leaders in the field, examine the types of information carried by vagal sensory neurons from the gastrointestinal tract, how the vagal sensory and motor components are arranged and interact with the brain, and the nature of vagal sensory participation in selected aspects of physiology and behavior. Future avenues of research in the area of vagal neuroanatomy and physiology are suggested.

Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Abdominal Vagal Afferents is a detailed, informative volume that will benefit neurobiologists, GI physiologists, behavioral scientists, and research gastroenterologists.

chapter Chapter 1|19 pages

Comparative Anatomy of Medullary Vagal Nerve Nuclei

ByT.E. Finger

chapter Chapter 2|33 pages

Viscerotopic Representation of the Alimentary Tract in the Dorsal and Ventral Vagal Complexes in the Rat

ByS.M. Altschuler, L. Rinaman, R.R. Miselis

chapter Chapter 3|25 pages

The Dorsal Vagal Complex Forms a Sensory-Motor Lattice: The Circuitry of Gastrointestinal Reflexes

ByT.L. Powley, H.-R. Berthoud, E.A. Fox, W. Laughton

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Central Connections of the Nuclei of the Vagus Nerve

ByR.A. Leslie, D.J.M. Reynolds, I.N.C. Lawes

chapter Chapter 5|36 pages

Central Regulation of Brainstem Gastric Vago-Vagal Control Circuits

ByR.C. Rogers, G.E. Hermann

chapter Chapter 6|22 pages

Vagal Afferent Innervation of the Enteric Nervous System

ByC. Sternini

chapter Chapter 7|21 pages

Vagal Receptor Transport

ByT.H. Moran, P.R. McHugh

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Vagal Afferent Mechanisms of Mechano- and Chemoreception

ByD. Grundy

chapter Chapter 9|27 pages

Vagal Afferent Innervation and the Regulation of Gastric Motor Function

ByH.E. Raybould

chapter Chapter 10|28 pages

Participation of Vagal Sensory Neurons in Putative Satiety Signals from the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

ByR.C. Ritter, L. Brenner, D.P. Yox

chapter Chapter 11|29 pages

Cooperation of Vagal and Central Neural Systems in Monitoring Metabolic Events Controlling Feeding Behavior

ByS. Ritter, N.Y. Calingasan, B. Hutton, T.T. Dinh

chapter Chapter 12|23 pages

A Protective Role for Vagal Afferents: An Hypothesis

ByP.L.R. Andrews, I.N.C. Lawes