Effects of stimulation of efferent fibres of the vagus on the reticulo-omasal orifice of the sheep.


1. The reticulo-omasal orifice has been observed and its activity recorded in decerebrate and spinal preparations of lambs and in lambs and sheep anaesthetized with chloralose.2. Spontaneous closure movements at about 6/min were seen, or recorded from balloons placed in the orifice in all types of preparation when both vagus nerves had been cut and after… (More)