Propofol and midazolam inhibit gastric emptying and gastrointestinal transit in mice.

@article{Inada2004PropofolAM,
  title={Propofol and midazolam inhibit gastric emptying and gastrointestinal transit in mice.},
  author={Takefumi Inada and Takashi Asai and Makiko Hardy Yamada and Koh Shingu},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={1102-6, table of contents}
}
We studied the effect of propofol and midazolam on gastric emptying and gastrointestinal transit in mice. Ten minutes after intraperitoneal injection of propofol or midazolam, 0.2 mL of saline containing fluorescent microbeads was infused into the stomach. Thirty minutes later, the gastrointestinal tract was excised, and gastric emptying and gastrointestinal transit were calculated by measuring the quantity of fluorescent microbeads in the gastrointestinal tract by using a flow cytometer. At a… CONTINUE READING

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