December 1964
Volume 3, Issue 6
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A Histochemical Study of the Adrenergic and Cholinergic Innervation of the Anterior Segment of the Rabbit Eye
Author Affiliations
  • ALAN LATIES
    Departments of Anatomy, Ophthalmology, and Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.; National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Blindness NB 13-63
  • DAVID JACOBOWITZ
    Departments of Anatomy, Ophthalmology, and Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 1964, Vol.3, 592-600. doi:
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      ALAN LATIES, DAVID JACOBOWITZ; A Histochemical Study of the Adrenergic and Cholinergic Innervation of the Anterior Segment of the Rabbit Eye. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1964;3(6):592-600.

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Abstract

The innervation of the anterior segment of the albino rabbit eye was studied with both the histofluorometric technique of Falck for adrenergic fibers and the thiocholine method for cholinergic fibers. Adrenergic fibers were found in heavy concentration in the iris dilator, ciliary processes, and around blood vessels. In lesser number adrenergic fibers were seen in the cornea and filtration area. Very few fibers toere seen in ciliary muscle and iris sphincter. Heavy staining for fibers containing acetylcholinesterase was seen in the iris sphincter, ciliary body, and surrounding blood vessels. The iris dilator, filtration area, and cornea also showed moderate staining.

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