Variability of migrating motor complex in humans

  title={Variability of migrating motor complex in humans},
  author={MRCPI Dr. Cornelius P. Dooley and Carlo di Lorenzo and Jorge E. Valenzuela},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Fasting gastrointestinal motility in the human is characterized by the regular cycling activity of the migrating motor complex (MMC). Our purpose was to define the variability of the MMC within and between a group of six healthy subjects studied for 6–9 hr over six separate days with a perfused catheter system. A total of 88 phase III events was observed during 255 hr of recording in this group. The mean MMC cycling time varied significantly between subjects (range 113–230 min,P<0.001), and… CONTINUE READING