Studies on the role of cephalic-vagal stimulation in the acid secretory response to eating in normal human subjects.

@article{Richardson1977StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the role of cephalic-vagal stimulation in the acid secretory response to eating in normal human subjects.},
  author={Charles T. Richardson and John H. Walsh and Karen A. Cooper and Mark Feldman and John S. Fordtran},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1977},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={435-41}
}
These experiments were performed to determine the importance of cephalic-vagal stimulation in the acid secretory response to eating in normal human subjects. Cephalic stimulation was induced by a modified sham feeding (MSF) technique, during which subjects chewed and expectorated appetizing food. The response to MSF was compared with that to gastric distention with 600 ml NaCl, glucose, or food. In addition, we measured the extent to which cephalic stimulation augments acid secretion that has… CONTINUE READING