Mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion

Mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468448559
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Nato ASI Subseries A: (closed) , #80
Edition description: 1984
Pages: 359
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract in relation to motility and secretion.- Techniques for studying gastrointestinal motility in vitro.- Motility: Methods for in vivo measurements.- Smooth muscle electrophysiology.- Electrophysiological studies of myenteric neurons in tissue culture.- Gastrointestinal nerves, hormones and autacoids in relation to human gastrointestinal motility.- Distribution of gut peptides and their actions.- Histamine and the digestive functions.- Relationships of prostaglandins to gastrointestinal motility and secretion.- Gallbladder motility and its regulation.- Histopathological findings relating to disordered motility and secretion.- Neuro-hormonal control of gastric acid secretion: The role of histamine.- Gastrointestinal mucus.- Intestinal absorption and secretion of fluid and electrolytes.- Gallbladder fluid transport.- Relationships among intestinal motility, transit and absorption.- The entero-insular axis.- Neuro-hormonal control of exocrine pancreatic secretion in humans and animals.- Acute and chronic actions of alcohol on pancreatic exocrine secretion in humans and animals.- Dopamine antagonists as anti-emetics and as stimulants of gastric motility.- Mechanisms by which metoclopramide can increase gastrointestinal motility.- Laxatives: A review of their mechanisms of action.- Lectures.- Participants.

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