Absorption and Secretion of Electrolytes and Short-Chain Fatty Acids in the Guinea Pig Large Intestine

  • Gerhard Rechkemmer
  • Wolfgang von Engelhardt
Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 16)


The guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) is a herbivorous, monogastric mammal. Taxonomically, it is classified as a New World hystricomorph rodent. However, recent phylogenetic analysis suggests that the Caviomorpha should be elevated in taxonomic rank and regarded as a separate mammalian order distinct from the Rodentia (Graur et al. 1991).


Apical Membrane Distal Colon Proximal Colon Electrical Field Stimulation Chloride Secretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Rechkemmer
  • Wolfgang von Engelhardt
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  1. 1.Physiologisches InstitutTierärztliche HochschuleHannoverGermany

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