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The Peristaltic Reflex

  • H. W. Kosterlitz
  • A. J. Watt

Abstract

Bayliss and Starling (1899) showed that local stimulation of the intestine causes inhibition below the point of stimulation and excitation above it; a wave of contraction of the circular muscle coat travels in an aboral direction. They concluded from their experiments that the extrinsic innervation is not essential for the described reflex responses which are controlled by the intrinsic nerve plexuses.

Keywords

Longitudinal Muscle Circular Muscle Organ Bath Peristaltic Activity Longitudinal Contraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. W. Kosterlitz
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. J. Watt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland

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