Calories and gastric emptying: a regulatory capacity with implications for feeding.

@article{McHugh1979CaloriesAG,
  title={Calories and gastric emptying: a regulatory capacity with implications for feeding.},
  author={Paul R. McHugh and Timothy H. Moran},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={236 5},
  pages={R254-60}
}
Gastric emptying in four unanesthetized male Macaca mulatta was studied with the serial test meal method of Hunt and Spurrell. Liquid meals were infused into the stomach through a chronic indwelling Silastic cannula. Saline meals empty rapidly and exponentially. Doubling the volume of saline from 150 to 300 ml increased the emptying rate so that the half-life remained unchanged (15 min). The 150-ml glucose meals (0.05, 0.125, and 0.25 g/ml) emptied more slowly than saline, progressively more… CONTINUE READING