Feeding Behaviour and the Migrating Myoelectric Complex

  • F. Crenner
  • G. Felder
  • A. Lambert
  • J. F. Grenier


Many food intake studies have been performed, concerning feeding behaviour (1,2,3), the role of the nervous system (4) or the role of some peptides (5,6,7), especially cholecystokinin (8,9,10). A wide litterature is also existing about factors of all kinds acting on the intestinal motility and the occurence of the MMC; few works however concern psychic mechanisms (11).


Gastrointestinal Motility Telemetry System Meal Pattern Graphic Recorder Electromyographic Recording 
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  • F. Crenner
  • G. Felder
  • A. Lambert
  • J. F. Grenier

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