Quantitative assessment of villous motility.

  title={Quantitative assessment of villous motility.},
  author={W A Womack and James A. Barrowman and William H Graham and Joseph N. Benoit and Peter R. Kvietys and Dr. D. Neil Granger},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={252 2 Pt 1},
A videomicroscopic method was used to quantitatively analyze villous motility in the dog small intestine. The frequency and duration of villous contractions (retractions) were measured in the duodenum, midjejunum, and distal ileum under controlled conditions. A pronounced gradient of villous motility was evident along the bowel. The duodenum exhibited the… CONTINUE READING