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The Brain-Gut Axis: a Physiological Model

  • W. R. Ewart
  • D. L. Wingate

Abstract

Perhaps because normal gut movements are not consciously perceived, much emphasis has been placed on control by enteric nerves and ‘gut hormones’; now that it is clear that the latter are common to both brain and gut, closer study of the ‘brain-gut’ axis is required and we have developed a model for this (1,2).

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References

  1. 1.
    Ewart WR and Wingate DL. (1983) Central representation and opioid modulation of gastric mechanoreceptor activity in the rat. Am J Physiol 244 G27 - G32PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ewart WR and Wingate DL. (1983) Cholecystokinin-octapeptide and gastric mechanoreceptor activity in the rat brain. Am J Physiol 244 G613 - G619PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© MTP Press Limited 1984

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  • W. R. Ewart
  • D. L. Wingate

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