Techniques for Studying Gastrointestinal Motility in Vitro

  • Gareth J. Sanger
  • Alan Bennett
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 80)


Many different techniques are used for studying gastrointestinal motility in vitro. Muscle strips and whole segments of stomach or intestine can be studied by adding drugs to the surrounding bathing solution and/or through the vasculature, by electrical stimulation of nerve activity, and during muscle stretch. Responses are usually consistent and reproducible, since the environment of the isolated system is precisely controlled.


Longitudinal Muscle Circular Muscle Gastrointestinal Motility Muscle Strip Tissue Bath 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gareth J. Sanger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alan Bennett
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Medicinal Research Division, The PinnaclesBeecham PharmaceuticalsHarlow, EssexUK
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, The Rayne InstituteKing’s College Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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