Opioid and nonopioid analgesic drug effects on colon contractions in monkeys

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Opioid drugs administered postoperatively for pain relief cause increased frequency of nonpropulsive phasic contractions but decreased to absent propulsive migrating contractions in the colon, thus importantly influencing the duration of postoperative ileus. Ketorolac is thought to permit earlier return of bowel function postoperatively compared to morphine… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02285185

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