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Bulk Agents in the Colon

  • M. A. Eastwood
  • J. A. Robertson
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


Food can have many effects along the gastrointestinal tract, one of which is the distension caused by the bulk of the food. In the colon, residual food, yet to be digested, will produce a bulking effect believed to be involved in the physiological activity of the colon and the production of fecal material.


Bile Acid Irritable Bowel Syndrome Dietary Fiber Diverticular Disease Suction Pressure 
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  • M. A. Eastwood
    • 1
  • J. A. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfson Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of MedicineWestern General HospitalEdinburghScotland

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