Effect of atropine on the biomechanical properties of the oesophageal wall in humans.

@article{Takeda2003EffectOA,
  title={Effect of atropine on the biomechanical properties of the oesophageal wall in humans.},
  author={Torahiko Takeda and Ghassan S. Kassab and Jianmin Liu and Toshinaga Nabae and Ravinder K Mittal},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={547 Pt 2},
  pages={
          621-8
        }
}
Recently, we reported a novel ultrasound technique to assess biomechanical properties of the oesophagus in human subjects. In the present study, we use the technique, in combination with atropine, to determine the active and passive biomechanical properties of the oesophagus in normal healthy humans. A manometric catheter equipped with a high-compliance bag and a high-frequency intraluminal ultrasonography probe was used to record pressure and oesophageal geometry. Oesophageal distensions with… CONTINUE READING

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