Gastrointestinal Blood Flow

  • J. W. Kiel
  • A. P. Shepherd
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 107)


Despite the development of numerous methods for measuring gastrointestinal blood flow, important physiological questions remain unanswered regarding the gastrointestinal circulation, its regulation, and its relationship to gastrointestinal function. For example, investigators of the gastrointestinal circulation generally agree that alterations in blood flow participate in the etiology of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders ranging from gastric ulcers to necrotizing enterocolitis. However, the role of blood flow in maintaining mucosal integrity in the stomach and intestine is still poorly understood.


Laser Doppler Flowmetry Reactive Hyperemia Mucosal Blood Flow Serosal Surface Gastric Mucosal Blood Flow 
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