Determination of bicarbonate output using pH deflection in the rat duodenum: influences of prostaglandins and cholinergic agents.

We set up a system to measure the luminal pH, potential difference (PD) and bicarbonate output in the anesthetized rat duodenum, and investigated these responses caused by prostaglandins (PGs) and cholinergic agents. When the proximal duodenum (1.7 cm) was perfused at a flow rate of 0.7 ml/min with saline adjusted to pH 4.5, the duodenal pH, PD and HCO3… CONTINUE READING