PMID: 38335Jan 1, 1978

Correlations between variations of electrical field at the body surface and contractions of the stomach in guinea pig

Journal of Physiology, Paris
C DrieuxJ Moline


1. The slow potentiel changes of the base line of the electrocardiogram recorded by cutaneous electrodes, here called EGEG (electrogastroenterogram) have been recorded simultaneously with the electromyogram and pressure variations of the stomach antrum. 2. Periodic fluctuations of EGEG, 400 microV amplitude, were correlated with activities of the antrum EMG consisting of 3 to 6 mV spikes superimposed on slow wave of depolarization, and with gastric intraluminal pressure of 5 to 7 cm of water. 3. An anticholinergic drug abolished all those activities. A gastric contracture flattened the EGEG. 4. Rhythmic distensions of the antrum induced a synchronous modulation of EGEG, the magnitude of which was correlated with the amplitude of distension. These result suggest that the origin of EGEG is essentially the movements of stomach.

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