Nutrient-induced changes in intestinal blood flow in the dog.

Abstract

The cardiovascular response to feeding consists of two phases. The anticipation/ingestion phase is a brief, generalized cardiovascular response mediated by sympathetic neural activity. The digestive/absorptive phase is a longer, locally mediated vascular response to luminal nutrients. This post-prandial hyperaemia is localized primarily to the intestinal… (More)

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