Influence of chronic cervical vagotomy on salt gland secretion in the goose

Joseph P. Gilmore, Cathleen Gilmore, John Dietz, Irving H. Zucker

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1. 1. Experiments were carried out to determine the influence of chronic bilateral cervical vagotomy on salt gland secretion in the goose. 2. 2. In only 3 of 7 animals was salt gland secretion in response to hypertonic sodium chloride permanently abolished following vagotomy. 3. 3. Survival time following vagotomy ranged from 6 to 73 days. 4. 4. The tachycardia caused by hypertonic sodium chloride infusion appears to be the result of the inhibition of a high cardio-vagal tone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977


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