October 1970
Volume 9, Issue 10
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Effect of Cervical Sympathetic Stimulation on Accommodation in Guanethidine-Treated Monkeys
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  • Göran Törnqvist
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Uppsala and the Eye Clinic, University Hospital Umea, Sweden
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science October 1970, Vol.9, 765-768. doi:
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      Göran Törnqvist; Effect of Cervical Sympathetic Stimulation on Accommodation in Guanethidine-Treated Monkeys. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1970;9(10):765-768.

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Abstract

The ciliary muscle of monkeys is unusual in that its adrenergic receptors seem to be exclusively of the β type. Stimulation of its sympathetic nerves decreases cholinergically induced accommodation. This effect is completely blocked by guanethidine.

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