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Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova

[Mechanism of the serotonin effect on motility of the duodenum, ileum, and jejunum in awake rabbits].


PMID 12503449

Abstract

I. v. administration of serotonin to alert rabbits produced a phasic change of contractile activity of duodenum, ileum, and jejunum including excitatory and inhibitory components. It is shown that stimulation of the small bowel motility is caused by serotonin activation of non-cholinergic excitatory mechanism with participation of effector cholinergic neurones. The initial suppression of the motility is caused by participation of nonadrenergic noncholinergic inhibitory mechanism, and the secondary inhibition of contractile activity of a small bowel with serotonin has an adrenergic nature.