First Published in 1994, this book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date compilation of reviews of recent literature on the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS). The chapters are written by internationally recognized experts in the field and include never-before-published data, diagrams, and figures.

part I|2 pages

Functional Morphology and Chemical Neuroanatomy

chapter Chapter 1|32 pages

Viscerosensory Processing in Nucleus Tractus Solitarii: Structural and Neurochemical Substrates

ByD.A. Ruggiero, V.M. Pickel, T.A. Milner, M. Anwar, K. Otake, E.P. Mtui, D. Park

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Central Projections of Baroreceptor and Chemoreceptor Afferent Fibers in the Rat

ByJohn Ciriello, Susan L. Hochstenbach, Stefanie Roder

chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

Neurobiology of the Gustatory Zone of Nucleus Tractus Solitarius

ByRobert M. Bradley

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Volume Transmission in Transmitter Peptide Costoring Neurons in the Medulla Oblongata

ByK. Fuxe, L.F. Agnati, R. Covenas, J.A. Narvaez, B. Bunnemann, B. Bjelke

part II|2 pages

Central Projections and Functional Neural Connections

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

Ascending Projections of the Solitary Tract Nucleus

ByG. J. Ter Horst, C. Streefland

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

Projections From the NTS to the Ventrolateral Medulla: Role in Vasomotor Control

ByR.A.L. Dampney

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Role of the NTS in the Medullary Respiratory Network Producing Respiratory Movements

ByArmand L. Bianchi, Laurent Grélot

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Functional Neural Connections of the Area Postrema

ByAlastair V. Ferguson, Vicki L. Lowes

part III|2 pages

Synaptic Processing and Integrative Mechanisms in Intrinsic Neural Circuits

chapter Chapter 11|8 pages

Modulation of NTS Function By Multiple Descending Inputs: An Overview

ByK. M. Spyer

chapter Chapter 12|18 pages

Baroreceptor and Chemoreceptor Afferent Processing in the Solitary Tract Nucleus

ByRobert B. Felder, Steven W. Mifflin

chapter Chapter 13|6 pages

Excitatory Amino Acid Receptors and Afferent Synaptic Transmission in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius

ByMichael C. Andresen, Mingyong Yang

chapter Chapter 15|8 pages

The Physiology of Adrenergic Systems in the Solitary Tract Nucleus

ByPeter D. Feldman

chapter Chapter 16|10 pages

Transmitter/Peptide Interactions in NTS Neuronal Circuits

ByJ. Champagnat

chapter Chapter 17|6 pages

Synaptic Modulation of Isolated Neurons of the Solitary Tract Nucleus

ByJohn A. Drewe, Diana L. Kunze

part IV|2 pages

Neurotransmitters/Receptors in Mechanisms of Cardiorespiratory Control

chapter Chapter 20|12 pages

Serotonergic and Catecholaminergic Mechanisms for Baroreflex Regulation in the NTS

ByRuben D. Bunag, Hiroshi Itoh

chapter Chapter 23|12 pages

Tonic Influences on Baroreceptor Reflex Sensitivity By Endogenous Neurotensin in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii

ByJulie Y.H. Chan, Samuel H.H. Chan

chapter Chapter 24|14 pages

Role of Substance P and Dopamine in the Mediation and Modulation of Respiratory Responses to Hypoxia

ByYuji Yamamoto, Meera Srinivasan

chapter Chapter 25|12 pages

Selective Post-Translational Processing of Opioid Peptides in Cardioregulatory Mechanisms of the Dorsal Medulla

ByWilliam R. Millington, Michael D. Hirsch

part V|2 pages

Coordination of Autonomic and Viscerobehavioral Response Patterns

chapter Chapter 26|12 pages

Neuropeptides in the Regulation of Autonomic Function By the Dorsal Medulla

ByKaren L. Barnes

chapter Chapter 27|8 pages

Role of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract in Nutrient Homeostasis and Ingestive Behavior

ByE. Ergene, J.C. Dunbar, R.A. Barraco

chapter chapter 28|12 pages

Viscerogustatory Integration and Sensory Coding in the NTS

ByThomas R. Scott, Barbara K. Giza

chapter chapter 29|16 pages

Nucleus Tractus Solitarii and Deglutition: Monoamines, Excitatory Amino Acids, and Cellular Properties

ByAndré Jean, Jean-Pierre Kessler, Fabien Tell

chapter chapter 30|8 pages

Insulin Receptors in the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract and Related Neuronal Circuits

ByJ. W. Unger, J.N. Livingston

chapter chapter 31|7 pages

Nuclei of the Solitary Tract and Regulation of Glycemia

ByCesar Timo-Iaria, Edson Carlos Fraga da Silva, Naomi Shinomiya Hell

chapter chapter 32|8 pages

Mechanisms of Fluid Homeostasis Mediated by the Brainstem

ByA Adachi

chapter chapter 33|14 pages

Role of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract (NTS) in Pain Control

ByAlan Randich, Stephen T. Meller