Disrupted bile flow affects interdigestive small bowel motility in rats.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The role of bile flow in the regulation of small bowel motility and the migrating myoelectric complex (MMC) is unclear. We aimed to study the effects of biliary diversion or obstruction on the MMC in a newly developed rat model. METHODS In rats, myoelectrodes were implanted in the jejunum, and the proximal common bile duct (CBD) was cannulated… (More)

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