The Effects of Vagotomy on the Argentaffin Cell Population and Distribution in Rat Gastric Mucosa
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This experimental project was undertaken because of the existing doubt about the origin of argentaffin cells in mammalian gastric mucosa. If their origin post-embryonically required nerve innervation as suggested by Masson then severing the major parasympathetic nerve to the stomach should change their number, size and/or granulation. This paper follows the general outline of a journal article written in the biological fields. A brief history of the work done previously on the argentaffin cells is discussed followed by materials and methods used, the results, and a discussion of the findings.