Mechanism of interdigestive migrating motor complex in conscious dogs

  title={Mechanism of interdigestive migrating motor complex in conscious dogs},
  author={Hitoshi Nakajima and Erito Mochiki and Aaron Zietlow and Kirk Ludwig and Toku Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
The migrating motor complex (MMC) is well characterized by the appearance of gastrointestinal contractions in the interdigestive state. This study was designed to clarify the mechanisms of gastric MMC (G-MMC) and intestinal MMC (I-MMC) in conscious dogs. Five strain gauge transducers were implanted on the stomach and intestine. To investigate the correlation between luminal 5-HT and phase III contractions, gastric and duodenal juices were collected during the MMC cycle. The 5-HT concentrations… CONTINUE READING
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