Gut motility and its control

MacFarlane, N. G. (2018) Gut motility and its control. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 19(3), pp. 133-135. (doi: 10.1016/j.mpaic.2018.01.002)

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The gastrointestinal tract is composed of smooth muscle arranged in two layers: longitudinal and circular. Although its activity is influenced by the autonomic nervous system, it is mainly under local reflex control mediated by an enteric nervous system and local hormones. The motility of the gastrointestinal tract has several different well-defined patterns. Its function is to move the gastrointestinal contents through the various phases of homogenization (mixing), digestion, absorption and elimination.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacFarlane, Professor Niall
Authors: MacFarlane, N. G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
ISSN (Online):1878-7584
Published Online:05 February 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 19(3):133-135
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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