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  • organs
  • smooth muscle The cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and respiratory systems are composed mostly of hollow organs (tubular or sacular), which transport and/or store fluids (either liquids or gases) within the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The walls of these organs contain smooth muscle, a type of tissue which enables them to constrict or dilate, in this way retarding or facilitating fluid movement as required. (encyclopedia.com)
  • nerve
  • This can be triggered by an impressive array of chemical signals, that differ depending on the type of smooth muscle involved, including a variety of neurotransmitters released at autonomic nerve endings. (encyclopedia.com)
  • editors
  • In this sense it is surprising that the highly popular topic of ever-growing importance, namely "pharmacology of smooth muscle" has, in the knowl- edge of the editors of this volume, never been treated as such. (springer.com)