Segmental distribution of dorsal root ganglion cells with axons in the inferior cardiac nerve

Kyu Ho Lee, Jun Kim, Jin Mo Chung

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The segmental distribution of visceral afferent neurons with axons in the cardiac nerve was studied in cats with the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) technique. After HRP was introduced into the left inferior cardiac nerve, labeled dorsal root ganglion cells were found in the ganglia from the C7 to T7 spinal levels, with a wide variation in distribution among the individual animals. An average of 93 cells was labeled per animal. The data indicate that the afferent nerve fibers in the inferior cardiac nerve project to a much wider range of segments of the spinal cord than previously believed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 23 1984



  • angina pectoris
  • dorsal root ganglion
  • horseradish peroxidase
  • inferior cardiac nerve
  • stellate ganglion
  • visceral afferent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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