An Introduction to Gastro-Enterology. The Mechanics of the by Walter C. Alvarez

By Walter C. Alvarez

The Mechanics of the Digestive Tract, Fourth version: An advent to Gastro-Enterology offers info pertinent to the mechanics of the digestive tract. This ebook studies a number of the motives for the downward development of intestinal waves.

Organized into 34 chapters, this variation starts with an outline of the most different types of task within the small bowel. this article then explains the character of the polarity and the positioning of the mechanism that produces it. different chapters give some thought to the duodenal tonus contraction during which the wave turns out to originate regularly appears to be like a number of seconds ahead of a gastric wave reaches the pylorus. This ebook discusses besides the polarity of the bowel that brought on each contraction ring to unfold caudad as quickly it shaped. the ultimate bankruptcy offers an inventory of books which are more likely to be beneficial to readers who're beginning on their lifework within the fields of gastro-enterology and gastro-intestinal physiology.

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Tonus waves in the bowel of a cat. The small rapid excursions of the levers were due to respiration. Using Thiry-Vella loops in unanesthetized dogs, Quigley, High­ stone and Ivy found that a bolus of crepe rubber soaked in liquid paraffin traveled usually about 1 . 5 cm. a minute. The rate in the ileum seemed to be a little slower than in the jejunum. It was not made faster by feeding the animal, and it was slowed somewhat when the animal was excited. It was slow after prolonged starvation. Quig- MOTOR FUNCTIONS OF THE SMALL BOWEL 23 ley and Highstone could see little increase in rate after the intravenous .

There are two main types of activity in the small bowel : one, the rhythmic segmentations and the probably closely related swaying or pendular movements, and the other, the peristaltic rushes. In some animals and in man most of the forwarding of. intestinal contents is effected by peristaltic rushes, but some part is effected by rhythmic segmentation, and some by small, slowly traveling contractions. In addition there are tonus waves which may perhaps, in the face of an obstruction, turn into slow, powerful traveling contractions.

His article is full of interesting illustrations. Prevot's article on the roentgenologic appearance of the small bowel of man under various conditions is worthy of study by physiologists. LONGITUDINAL AND CIRCULAR M u scLE. The literature contains conflicting statements as to the relation betwen the activities of longi­ tudinal and circular layers of muscle of the bowel. Some writers, as Henderson ( 1 92 8 ) and Calabro concluded that the layers act inde­ pendently; others, as Magnus, Hockett, Gayda, Hanzlik and Butt, and Raiford and Mulinos, thought that one coat contracts while the other relaxes ; and others, as Bayliss and Starling, Cannon, and Leus­ den and Riesser, said that they often contract together.

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