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Glucagon and the human biliary tree

  • D. L. Carr-Locke
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Abstract

For many years following its discovery as a contaminant of insulin, glucagon was of little interest to gastroenterologists other than through its effects on glucose and glycogen metabolism. It is only relatively recently that the influences of glucagon on gastrointestinal motility, pancreatic and biliary secretion, and biliary motility have been realized, and it is these latter actions in man which are considered in this chapter. The relationship between glucagon and the human biliary tree will be discussed with respect to bile secretion, gallbladder motility, sphincter of Oddi motility and its clinical application in these areas insofar as this is not covered in other contributions to this workshop.

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Bile Acid Bile Flow Bile Secretion Duodenal Papilla Bile Acid Secretion 
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