The peristaltic reflex: An analysis of the nerve pathways and their pharmacology

  title={The peristaltic reflex: An analysis of the nerve pathways and their pharmacology},
  author={Marcello Costa and John Barton Furness},
  journal={Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology},
The enteric reflexes in isolated segments of the distal colon and rectum of the guinea-pig were studied by applying localized distensions and recording the consequent changes in circular muscle activity, and by recording tension changes in the circular muscle during the propulsion of a bolus in vitro. Lesions of the wall of the colon were made to locate nerve pathways involved in the reflexes and pharmacological tests were applied to investigate the natures of transmitters released and the… CONTINUE READING
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