Comparative anatomy of the stomach in mammalian herbivores.

  title={Comparative anatomy of the stomach in mammalian herbivores.},
  author={Peter Langer},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental physiology},
  volume={69 3},
  • P. Langer
  • Published 16 July 1984
  • Environmental Science
  • Quarterly journal of experimental physiology
The aims of this paper are to review data on the comparative anatomy of the stomach in mammalian herbivores and to refer to some structural adaptations that can be identified as serving specialized functions. Reference will be made to the three main digestive functions of the stomach: secretion, absorption and motility, but most attention will be paid to the adaptations of the stomach that serve to ensure the storage of the digesta for microbial degradation, the delay in transit of digesta and… 

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