Vagal and Splanchnic Influences on Small Intestinal Motility in the Anaesthetized Ferret
The extrinsic nervous system has the ability to initiate, terminate or alter the patterns of motility in the gastrointestinal tract. Classically, the parasympathetic nerves have a dominant role in regulating motility to the needs of digestion although more recent studies have revealed an increasingly complex organisation of both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems regulating GI function.
KeywordsVagal Stimulation Gastrointestinal Motility Ileal Response Spontaneous Motility Cyclical Activity
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Fleckenstein, P., Bueno, L., Fioramonti, J. and Ruckebusch, X. (1982). Minute rhythm of electrical spike bursts of the small intestine in different species. Am.J.Physiol., 242, 9654–9659Google Scholar
- 2.Collman, P.I., Grundy, D. and Scratcherd, T. (1983). Vagal influences on the jejunal “minute rhythm” in the anaesthetized ferret. J. Physiol. (in press)Google Scholar
- 5.Collman, P.I., Grundy, D. and Scratcherd, T. (1983). Vagal control of colonic motility: Evidence for a non-cholinergic excitatory innervation. J. Physiol. (in press)Google Scholar
- 6.Kewenter, J. (1965). The vagal control of the jejunal and ileal motility and blood flow. Acta Physiol. Scand., 65, 251, 1–68Google Scholar