Adrenergic and Cholinergic Innervation of the Hamster Harderian Gland

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Science  08 Dec 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4065, pp. 1102-1103
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4065.1102


Examination of Harderian glands of adult male and female golden hamsters by appropriate histochemical techniques reveals that adrenergic nerves are associated only with the blood vessels. Acetylcholinesterase-positive fibers are present in the connective tissue surrounding the gland, along the ducts, and among the acini.