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Involvement of Endogenous Opiates in Radiation-Induced Suppression of Gastric Emptying

  • E. Danquechin Dorval
  • G. P. Mueller
  • R. Eng
  • A. Durakovic
  • J. Conklin
  • A. Dubois

Abstract

The pathogenesis of radiation-induced suppression of gastric emptying is unknown. Therefore, we have determined the effects of ionizing radiations on gastric fractional emptying rate, on gastric basal electric rhythm and on plasma levels of β-endorphin.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Danquechin Dorval
  • G. P. Mueller
  • R. Eng
  • A. Durakovic
  • J. Conklin
  • A. Dubois

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