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The effect of polarization of the cortex and subcortical centers on the motor function of the stomach as shown by X-rays


Experimental data conceming the effect of stimulation of cortical and subcortical centers on stomach evacuation are presented. Cathodic stimulation of the cortex or hypothalamus depresses the evacuation function of the stomach. The anodic effect is biphasic and reveals the inductive relationship between the cortical and subcortical centers.

Simultaneous stimulation by galvanic descending current (anode on the cortex and cathode on hypothalamus), or by ascending current (cathode on the cortex and anode on hypothalamus) depresses evacuation of the stomach. Stimulation by impulse current results in more rapid evacuation.

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Samokhina, A.A. The effect of polarization of the cortex and subcortical centers on the motor function of the stomach as shown by X-rays. Bull Exp Biol Med 46, 800–805 (1958).

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