Comparative Physiology and Evolution of the Autonomic Nervous System, the fourth volume in the Autonomic Nervous System series, is an up-to-date account of the comparative physiology and functional anatomy of the autonomic nervous system, with an emphasis on non-mammalian vertebrates. The book starts with an overview of the field and then discusses both 'classical' (adrenergic and cholinergic) non-adrenergic and non-cholinergic (NANC) types of neurotransmission. The account is then further developed by an examination of the autonomic nervous control of specific systems and organs. Readership: Researchers, working professionals, undergraduates and graduates working in neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, and hypertension.

chapter 2|27 pages

Comparative Aspects on the Biochemical Identity of Neurotransmitters of Autonomic Neurons

BySusanne Holmgren, Jörgen Jensen

chapter 3|21 pages

Chromaffin Systems

ByRobert M. Santer

chapter 4|49 pages

The Gastrointestinal Canal

ByJörgen Jensen, Susanne Holmgren

chapter 5|24 pages


ByAnn-Cathrine Jönsson

chapter 6|54 pages

The Circulatory System

ByJudy L. Morris, Stefan Nilsson

chapter 7|10 pages

The Spleen

ByStefan Nilsson

chapter 8|53 pages

Lungs and Swimbladders

ByGraeme Campbell, John R. McLean

chapter 9|19 pages

Urinogenital Organs

ByKazumasa Uematsu

chapter 10|22 pages


ByDavid J. Grove

chapter 11|9 pages

The Iris

ByStefan Nilsson