Effects of laxative and nonlaxative hydrophilic polymers on canine small intestinal motor activity

@article{Russell1986EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of laxative and nonlaxative hydrophilic polymers on canine small intestinal motor activity},
  author={John Russell and Paul Bass},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1986},
  volume={31},
  pages={281-288}
}
Bulk-forming laxatives increase fecal volume and elicit aborally directed colonic motility patterns. Recently, it was demonstrated that test meals of the bulk-laxative fibers (cellulose and bran) elicited organized jejunal motor activity while nonlaxative fiber meals (guar) elicited unorganized jejunal motor activity. However, whether bulk-forming laxatives… CONTINUE READING