[Effects of the insular cortex stimulation upon realization of the antro-fundal gastric reflex in alert dogs].


Neuroanatomic studies demonstrate direct descending projections from the insular cortex to the gastric area of the solitary tract nucleus. This allows us to hypothesize that the insular cortex is able to modulate vago-vagal gastric motor reflexes such as antro-fundal inhibitory reflex. In experiments on conscious dogs demonstrating fasting gastric motility… (More)