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Where are the outputs for the SNS?

SNS = Thoracolumbar = T1-L3

PSNS = Craniosacral = CN & S2-S4
Where do the Preganglionic fibers of the SNS terminate? What do the Postganglionic fibers innervate?
Paravertebral chain ganglia

Peripheral tissues
Adrenal Medlla
-is a modified __1__ ganglion
-receives __2__ fibers and releases __3__ into the blood from __4__ cells
1. Sympathetic
2. Preganglionic sympathetic
3. Epinephrine (80%) & NE (20%)
4. Chromaffin cells
Where do the Preganglionic fibers of the PNS terminate?
in Parasympathetic ganglia located near or in the effector organ
What is the 3rd division of the ANS? What does it contain?
Enteric nervous system

Myenteric plexus (Auerbach)
Submucous plexus (Meissner)
What 2 inputs does the Enteric nervous system receive?
1. Preganglionic PSNS input

2. Postganglionic SNS input
ANS division that has diffuse innervation, meaning 1 Preganglionic neuron synapses with 100s-1000s of Postganglionic neurons
ANS division that has a 1:1 ratio of Preganglionic:Postganglionic neurons
At what places is Acetycholine used?
1. all Preganglionic efferent autonomic fibers
2. Somatic motor fibrers to skeletal muscle
3. Most Parasympathetic Postganglionic & a few Sympathetic Postganglionic fibers
There are significant numbers of PSNS Postganglionic neurons that do not use ACh...what are they called & what do they use?
Non-adrenic, non-cholinergic autonomic fibers

Nitric Oxide & Neuropeptide Y
What type of receptor does Norepinephrine stimulate?
Adrenergic (Alpha & Beta receptors)
Where is Norepinephrine used in the ANS?
Most Postganglionic Sympathetic fibers (that bind to Adrenergic receptor on target organ)
What is Dopamine released by in the ANS?
some peripheral Sympathetic fibers
What are the Adrenal Medullary cells analogous to?

What do they release?
Postganglionic sympathetic fibers

Epi & NE (also ATP & Enkephalin)
What co-transmitter is release along with ACh?

What co-transmitter is released along with NE?

What do the co-transmitters do?
Vasointestinal Peptide (VIP)

Neuropeptide Y

provide long lasting, slowly developing activation of Postsynaptic target tissue
1. What enzyme synthesizes ACh?
2. What component of ACh is synthesized in the Mitochondria?
3. What ACh component is transported into the neuron?
4. After ACh is synthesized where is it transported?
1. Choline Acetytransferase (ChAT)
2. Acetyl-CoA
3. Choline
4. Small clear vesicles
Drug that blocks the transport of Choline into the presynaptic neuron to inhibit ACh synthesis?
Drug that blocks the transport of ACh into the vesicles in the Presynaptic neuron? (blocks the transporter)
What is the release of ACh dependent on?
What triggers it?

Action Potentials
This blocks the release of ACh from Presynaptic neurons
Botulinum toxin
What catabolizes ACh?

What does it break ACh into?
Acetycholinesterase (AChE)

Choline + Acetate
Where are True AChE's found?
Postsynaptic neurons & RBC's
Where is Butyrylcholinesterase (pseudo) found? (3)
1. Blood plasma

2. Liver

3. Glial cells
What is the neurotransmitter released at Adrenergic synapses?
Neuroepinephrine (mostly found in SNS)
Where is NE converted to Epi?
Adrenal Medulla
What is the rate-limiting step in the Adrenergic transmission pathway?
Conversion of Tyrosine -> L-DOPA = Tyrosine Hydroxylase
List the sequence of the production of NE and Epi
Tyrosine -> L-Dopa -> Dopa -> NE -> Epi

The Lazy Dog Naps Easily
What converted L-Dopa to Dopamine?
Dopa Decarboxylase
Tyrosine analog that inhibits Tyrosine Hydroxylase convesion of Tyrosine to L-DOPA
What enzyme converts Dopamine to NE?
What inhibits the storage of NE in vesicles by inhibiting VAMP?

What blocks the release of NE from the Presynaptic neuron?
What could these be used for clinically?

Guan-ethidine & Bretyl-ium
What is Uptake 1 in the Adrenergic pathway?

What is Uptake 2 in the Adrenergic pathway?
transports catecholamines into the Presynaptic neuron

uptake of catecholamines in the Postsynaptic neuron
What blocks the Uptake 1 mechanism in Adrenergic transmission? What is the effect?
Cocaine & other Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA's)

increases transmitter activity
What 2 drugs enter via Uptake 1 mechanism and displace NE from vesicles (action does not require exocytosis)?

What is the name of the transporter that sequesters NE into vesicles in the Adrenergic pathway?
What is the major secretory product of the Adrenal Medulla?

What enzyme is responsible for this?

Phenyl-ethanol-amine-N-methyltransferase (PNMT) = converts NE -> Epi
Enzyme in the Mitochondria of the nerve terminals of the Presynaptic neurons that metabolize NE & Epi
Monoamine Oxidase (MAO)

**metabolism is not primary mechanism for termination of action -- Uptake 1 is!!
Enzyme in the cytoplasm of the Postsynaptic cells that metabolize NE and Epi
Catechol-O-MethyTransferase (COMT)

**metabolism is not primary mechanism for termination of action -- Uptake 1 is!!
What are the subtypes of Cholinergic receptors?
1. Muscrarinic

2. Nicotinic
What are the 2 types of Cholinergic receptors? What do they respond to?
Muscarinic & Nicotinic

What type of receptors are Muscarinic receptors?

What type of receptors are Nicotinic receptors?
G-protein coupled

Ligand activated Ion channels
What are the 2 types of Adrenoceptors? What do they respond to?
Alpha- & Beta-adrenoceptors

Catecholamines (NE, Epi, dopamine)
Where are Muscarinic receptors found?
on the target organs of the PSNS
-smooth muscle

**also found in Sweat Glands but is a Sympathetic neuron
Where are Nicotinic Receptors found?
1. autonomic ganglia of SNS & PSNS
2. Neuromuscular jxn (Somatic)
3. Adrenal Medulla
What transmitters do the "Nonadrenergic, Noncholinergic" neurons use?

Where are these neurons very important?
Peptides, NO, & purine

GI and GU systems
What provides the central integration of the ANS?
Midbrain, Medulla, Hypothalamus
-provide descending drive that impinges on the Presynaptic neurons of both SNS and PSNS
-they receive info from the periphery from central inputs
What are the main functions of the PSNS?
Energy conservation
-major underlying tone at most end organs (except VASCULATURE!!!)
-slowing of heart & stimulate digestive activity
The PSNS provides the underlying tone at most end organs except what?
Vasculature = under control by the SNS
What are the main functions of the SNS?
"Fight or Flight" = stress
-Cardiac stimulation
-increased blood glucose
-cutaneous vasoconstriction
What is an important organ that does not receive DUAL INNERVATION?
Peripheral Vasculature = no innervation by PSNS
Explain how the PSNS has a "pseudo" activity on the Peripheral Vasculature
Peripheral Vasculatre DOES NOT have PSNS innervation, BUT:
-Endothelial cells have Muscarinic cholinoceptors (receptors used by PSNS on end organs) that can be activated by ACh circulating in blood
-evokes production & release of NO -> Vasodilation (Hypotension)
What is the main variable that is controlled by the ANS in the Cardiovascular System?
Mean Arterial Pressure = average arterial pressure with respect to time
What is the major determinant of Mean Arterial Pressure? What else controls it?
Peripheral resistance determined by SNS

-PSNS controls heart rate (slows down) and CO
-SNS influences contractility of heart
What are the 3 different muscles in the Eye? What are they controlled by?
1. Pupillary dilator = iris = Adrenergic receptors cause contraction (SNS) = pupil dilates

2. Pupillary Constrictor -iris- Muscarinic receptors contract (PSNS)

3. Ciliary muscle = Muscarinic receptors contract (PSNS) = contraction of the ciliary muscles reduces the size of the ciliary body, lessening the tension on the lens and allowing it to assume a more sperical shape for close vision
What is the innervation of the Secretory Epithelium of the Ciliary Body in the eye?

How does the fluid drain?
Adrenergic receptors = SNS = Beta
- forms aqueous humor

Canal of Schlemm (in ciliary body)
What actions would Muscarinic Agonists produce in the Eye?
1. contraction of the Circular Pupillary Constrictor muscle = Miosis = Small pupil

2. Contraction of the Ciliary Muscle = accommodation = close viewing

3. Outflow of Aqueous Humor due to contraction of Ciliary Muscle -> tension on trabecular meshwork -> opens pores -> outflow of aqueous humor

**all due to PSNS
What effects would Alpha adrenoceptor Agonists have on the Eye?
contract Radial Pupillary Dilator Muscles = Mydriasis = pupil becomes larger

What effects would Beta-adrenoceptor Agonists have on the Eye?
act on Ciliary Epithelium to secrete Aqueous Humor

**Beta-blockers reduce secretion = useful in Glaucoma
Explain the ways in which Presynaptic neurons may be regulated
Autoreceptors on Presynaptic neuron terminals
-usually inhibit vesicular release
-Alpha2 receptors on Preganlionic SNS neurons (presynaptic) can be inhibited by NE released from the Postsynaptic neuron
What does it mean when we say that "Presynaptic receptors can have Heterologous action"?
a Presynaptic receptor could gate the release of the transmitter that binds to it
-Presynaptic receptor that responds to
norepinepherine could be gating norepinepherine release in a Presynaptic sympathetic neuron
What would a lack of activation on Postsynaptic neurons cause?
1. Denervation Supersensitivity

2. Up-regulation of Postsynaptic receptor number &/or affinity
What would persistant activation of Postsynaptic neurons cause?
1. Desensitization or Tachyphylaxis (rapidly decreasing response to a drug following administration of the initial doses)
2. Down-regulation of receptor #, affinity, or coupling
3. Internalization or Phosphorylation of receptor proteins