Influence of aging on gastric emptying of liquids, small intestine transit, and fecal output in rats.

@article{Smits1996InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of aging on gastric emptying of liquids, small intestine transit, and fecal output in rats.},
  author={Geert J. M. Smits and Romain Adelin Lefebvre},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={589-96}
}
The gastric emptying of a liquid meal, the small bowel transit, and the number of pellets and fecal output produced during a 24-h period, were studied in young (three months), adult (12 months) and old (24 months) male Wistar rats. The gastric emptying after 20 min of an intragastrically administered liquid meal containing phenol red and methylcellulose was significantly decreased in old rats. The small bowel transit after 15 and 30 min of the front of a charcoal and Arabic gum containing… CONTINUE READING

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