Second-, minute- and hour-metronomes of intestinal pacemakers.

  title={Second-, minute- and hour-metronomes of intestinal pacemakers.},
  author={Robert Bywater and Nick J Spencer and Rosa Fida and Grahame John Saint Clair Taylor},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  volume={25 10},
1. Movements of the gastrointestinal tract are required for the digestion of food and the expulsion of waste products. 2. The present paper will discuss the nature of electrical rhythms underlying some intestinal motility patterns. 3. The rhythms are generated by pacemakers with cycle rates appropriate to controlling individual contractions, motor patternings or switching between different motor programmes. 4. Electrical rhythms are discussed with periods of the order of seconds, minutes and… CONTINUE READING

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