Hellekant, G. and Y. Kasahara. Salivatory fibres in the trigeminal part of the lingual nerve to the mandibular salivary gland of the monkey. Acta physiol. scand. 1973.89. 208–212. In the monkey electrical stimulation at different frequencies was applied to the peripheral ends of the centrally cut trigeminal and facial branches of the chorda‐lingual nerve, while the secretion from the mandibular salivary gland was studied. It was found that a) a secretion could be elicited from the gland by stimulation of either of the two branches, b) the secretion elicited by stimulation of the trigeminal branch was slightly smaller than elicited by the facial branch. which is said to be the sole source of secretory fibres to this gland in the nerve, c) the sodium and potassium contents of the saliva elicited by the two nerve branches did not differ and were similar to that observed in human saliva.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Physiologica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - Oct 1973|