The effect of variations in intragastric pressure and gastric emptying of a saline meal in humans.

We have investigated the effect of variations in intragastric (IG) pressure on gastric emptying (GE) of a saline meal in six healthy subjects and six vagotomized patients. IG pressure was measured by an IG flaccid bag and GE by a marker. Studies were done during infusion of 0, 3, and 9 micrograms x kg-1 x min-1 dopamine without and after an injection of… CONTINUE READING