The future of GI and liver research: Editorial perspectives IV. Visceral afferents: An update

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Abstract

The number of articles published in American Journal of Physiology Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology over the last 15 years on visceral afferents has increased dramatically. This reflects our growing ability to study the characteristics and function of visceral afferents and also the recognition of their importance in the maintenance of homeostasis and also in a number of pathophysiological conditions. However, there are several key unanswered questions concerning the function of visceral afferents that await further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Volume284
Issue number6 47-6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Afferents
  • Sensory transduction
  • Vagal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physiology

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