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Colonic Motility

Colonic Motility( )
Author: Sarna, Sushil K.
Series title:Colloquium Series on Integrated Systems Physiology: from Molecule to Function Ser.
ISBN:978-1-61504-151-0
Publication Date:Nov 2010
Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Life Science Publishers
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $36.00
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Three distinct types of contractions perform colonic motility functions. Rhythmic phasic contractions (RPCs) cause slow net distal propulsion with extensive mixing/turning over. Infrequently occurring giant migrating contractions (GMCs) produce mass movements. Tonic contractions aid RPCs in their motor function. The spatiotemporal patterns of these contractions differ markedly. The amplitude and distance of propagation of a GMC are several-fold larger than those of an RPC. The enteric...
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Pages:157



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