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The Physiology of Colonic Mucus Secretion

  • L. Bustos-Fernández
  • I. Ledesma-Paolo
  • J. Kofoed
  • E. Gonzalez
  • S. Hamamura
  • K. Ogawa-Furuya
  • C. Bernard
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)

Abstract

Physiological studies of the colon have focused basically on motility, water, and electrolyte absorption and secretion, but only occasionally on mucus secretion. Knowledge of the secretion of mucosubstances is scanty probably because of the enormous technical complexity required for its research. As with other organs, the quantity and quality of mucus secretion in the colon may be of major importance in pathology.

Keywords

Serine Proline Diarrhea Acetylcholine Galactose 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bustos-Fernández
    • 1
  • I. Ledesma-Paolo
    • 1
  • J. Kofoed
    • 1
  • E. Gonzalez
    • 1
  • S. Hamamura
    • 1
  • K. Ogawa-Furuya
    • 1
  • C. Bernard
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Gastroenterología, “Dr. Jorge Perez Companc,”Universidad Católica Argentina, Hospital ItalianoBuenos AiresArgentina

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