Tonic inhibition of human small intestinal motility by nitric oxide in children but not in adults.

@article{Wittmeyer2010TonicIO,
  title={Tonic inhibition of human small intestinal motility by nitric oxide in children but not in adults.},
  author={Viviane Wittmeyer and Thierry Merrot and Bruno Mazet},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={
          1078-e282
        }
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal motility is dependent on neural influences that largely involve the enteric nervous system (ENS). The main motor patterns that occur in the fasted and fed state are noticeably different in children compared with adults. Although the development of the ENS continues after birth, there is no data on the contractile activity of segments of small intestine from young children. This study was designed to provide data on the development of muscle control by the human ENS… CONTINUE READING
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