Does Exercise Affect the Migrating Motor Complex in Man?
The existence of the fasting migrating motor complex (MMC) of the small intestine in man has now been well established. Recently there has been considerable interest in the internal controlling mechanisms that regulate the onset and timing of the MMC. The periodicity of the MMC has been shown to be influenced by sleep (1,2) and also psychological stress (3) but nothing is known of any effects of physical activity, this partly due to the difficulty of monitoring small intestinal pressures during prolonged physical exertion.
KeywordsGastrointestinal Motility Activity Front Exercise Period Migrate Motor Complex Ambulatory Recording
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