peptidergic nerve


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peptidergic nerve

A nerve that uses a peptide, e.g., substance P, as its main neurotransmitter.
See also: nerve
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The combined use of immunohistochemistry and unbiased stereologic methods will be interesting in establishing quantitative relationships among the diverse types of peptidergic nerves and neuroendocrine cells from rat prostate in postnatal development (Rodriguez et al., 2003; 2005).
The peptidergic nerves from ventral, ampular and periductal regions are more age-dependent than the nerves from dorso-lateral regions.
In summary: a) discriminant analysis confirms the androgen-dependence of both neuroendocrine cells and peptidergic innervation during the postnatal development of the rat prostate; b) periglandular innervation has more relevance than interglandular innervation in order to classify rats in age groups; and the peptidergic nerves from ventral, ampullar and periductal regions are more age-dependent than the nerves from dorso-lateral regions; c) the peptidergic nerves from ventral, ampullar and periductal regions are more age-dependent than the nerves from the dorsolateral region.