Effects of different types of stress and of "prokinetic" drugs on the control of the fasting motor complex in humans.


Upper small bowel motility was continuously recorded for 36-48 h in 37 healthy ambulant volunteers using twin pressure-sensitive radiotelemetric capsules tethered in the small bowel. Each study began with a 24-h period that was free of applied stress. The second 24-h period included 7 h of intermittent psychological stress during the day and brief episodes… (More)


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