Colonic fluid and electrolyte transport in health and disease.

  • Vivien Rolfe
  • Published 1999 in
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…

Abstract

A major function of the mammalian colon is the absorption of water and electrolytes from the luminal contents that enter through the ileocecal valve. The absorptive capacity of the colon is influenced by the rate of passage of the luminal contents. To maximize the efficiency of these processes, there is close coordination between motility and absorptive… (More)

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