May 1, 1979

Plasma secretin concentrations in fasting and postprandial states in dog

The American Journal of Physiology
M S KimW Y Chey


In four dogs with a modified Herrara pancreatic fistula and gastric cannula and three dogs with two duodenal cannulas, ingestion of a meat meal resulted in a significant and sustained increase in the mean plasma immunoreactive secretin concentrations, from mean fasting levels of less than 10 pg/ml to 25--55 pg/ml. This increase in the plasma secretin concentration coincided with a marked increase in pancreatic bicarbonate output and frequent decreases in the mean proximal duodenal pH to less than 4.5 from the range of 6.5 in the fasting state. Intravenous administration of cimetidine, 150 mg, produced a marked suppression of postprandial increases in both pancreatic bicarbonate output and plasma secretin concentration. Moreover, the postprandial duodenal pH rarely reached below 5.0 after cimetidine administration. These studies indicate that plasma secretin concentration does increase significantly after a meal. The postprandial increase in plasma secretin concentration appears to depend on the gastric acid delivered in the proximal duodenum. A possible physiological role of secretin in the pancreatic secretion after a meal is indicated by these findings.

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Gastric Fistula
Body Parts - Cannula
Specimen Type - Cannula
Pancreatic Secretion Function
Secretin Measurement
Carbonic Acid Ions
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