Coordination of peristalsis in pharynx and esophagus

@article{Hendrix1993CoordinationOP,
  title={Coordination of peristalsis in pharynx and esophagus},
  author={Thomas R. Hendrix},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={1993},
  volume={8},
  pages={74-78}
}
When a swallowed liquid bolus is followed from mouth to stomach in man by contrast studies or manometry, it traverses its course without hesitation even though the bolus is propelled by striated muscle contraction in the first part of its journey and smooth muscle in the latter part. The striated muscle is innervated by excitatory cholinergic nicotinic cranial nerves whereas the smooth muscle of the esophagus is innervated by the enteric nervous system (ENS) through excitatory and inhibitory… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

Role of peripheral reflexes in the initiation of the esophageal phase of swallowing.

American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology • 2014
View 3 Excerpts

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 21 references

Response of the human esophagus to d - tubocurarine and atropine

PA Kantrowitz, CI Seigel, MJ Strong, TR Hendrix
Gut I • 1970

Differences in motility of the upper and lower esophagus in man and its alteration by atropine

PA Kantrowitz, CI Siegel, TR Hendrix
Bull Johns Hopkins Hosp • 1966

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…