FAILURE OF SCOPOLAMINE, PILOCARPINE OR PHENOXYBENZAMINE TO INFLUENCE THE RATE OF OVIDUCT SECRETION IN THE RABBIT

in Reproduction
The innervation of the oviduct is primarily adrenergic although parasympathetic fibres may also be present (see Brundin (1965) for a review of the literature). While the neural control of the oviduct musculature has received much attention, little is known of the effect of the nervous system on the rate of formation or composition of oviduct fluid. Bishop (1956) reported that pilocarpine injections increased both the rate of oviduct fluid secretion and secretory pressure. He concluded from his experiments that pilocarpine stimulated fluid production by way of the cholinergic innervation of the oviduct. He further concluded that pilocarpine caused the release of secretory materials from the oviduct epithelium since oviduct fluid after pilocarpine was cloudy and contained cellular débris.The aim of this experiment was to determine

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