The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 327–332 | Cite as

Modifications of electrical activity of the rabbit duodenum longitudinal muscle after contractions of the circular muscle

  • Jean Gonella


By recording, with extracellular electrodes, the electrical activity of both muscle layers of rabbit duodenum in vitro, it has been shown that spike discharge of longitudinal fibers could be inhibited by a previous discharge of circular fibers. The sensitivity of this mechanism to drugs that disorganize the function of intramural plexuses suggests that it is nervous in origin.


Public Health Electrical Activity Muscle Layer Longitudinal Muscle Circular Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Gonella
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  1. 1.Département de Neurophysiologie végétative de l'Institut de Neurophysiologie et Psychophysiologie du CNRSMarseilles

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