Vagal and Splanchnic Influences on Small Intestinal Motility in the Anaesthetized Ferret

  • P. I. Collman
  • D. Grundy
  • T. Scratcherd


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.


Vagal Stimulation Gastrointestinal Motility Ileal Response Spontaneous Motility Cyclical Activity 
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  • P. I. Collman
  • D. Grundy
  • T. Scratcherd

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