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Normal physiology of small intestinal motility. Surg Clin North Am 1993 Dec;73(6):1173-92

Date

12/01/1993

Pubmed ID

8248833

DOI

10.1016/s0039-6109(16)46186-4

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0027133593   42 Citations

Abstract

The small intestine produces a number of different contractions in various spatial and temporal patterns that promote efficient digestion, absorption, and propulsion of ingested material. The small bowel also serves a protective role through the use of special situation contractions that rapidly propel enteric contents into the stomach or colon, from which they may be expelled. Contractile activity of the small intestine is coordinated by an interplay of myogenic, neural, and chemical controls.

Author List

Otterson MF, Sarr MG

Author

Mary F. Otterson MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Gastrointestinal Motility
Humans
Intestine, Small
Muscle Contraction
Muscle, Smooth
Myoelectric Complex, Migrating
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