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Study of the Myenteric Plexus in Neuropathy
Correlation of Plexus Myentericus Changes and Motility Disturbances in Rats. Implications for Human Pathology

By Ingrid Demedts
October 2001
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058671534
108 pages
$55.00 paper original

Contents include: Innervation of the gastrointestinal tract and control of motility. General outline and aims of the study. Mateials and methods. Neural mechanisms of postinflammatory dysmotility in rat small intestine. C-14-octanoate breath test to measure gastric emptying in rats. Neural mechanisms of diabetic dysmotility in rat upper gastrointestinal tract. Role of nitric oxide in the gastric reflex and in meal-induced satiety in man. Neural mechanisms of severe post-infectious dyspepsia in man. General conclusions and future prospects. References.

Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 243