publication . Other literature type . Article . 1997

Perception and gut reflexes induced by stimulation of gastrointestinal thermoreceptors in humans.

Nicola Villanova; Fernando Azpiroz; Juan-R. Malagelada;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 1997
Abstract
1. Experimental studies in animals suggest the existence of thermoreceptors in the gastrointestinal tract. Our aim was to investigate the distribution and specificity of upper gut thermoreceptors in humans. 2. In healthy subjects, thermal stimulation of the stomach (n = 8) and the small intestine (n = 6) was produced by means of a thermostat, which recirculates water at adjusted temperatures through an ultrathin intraluminal bag. Progressively warm (42, 47 and 52 degrees C) and cold (32, 22 and 12 degrees C) stimuli of 3 min duration were alternately applied at 13 min intervals. Perception was scored on a scale of 0-6 and gastric tone responses were measured wit...
Subjects
free text keywords: Research Article, Physiology, Sensation, Thermoreceptor, Chemistry, Stomach, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Small intestine, Gastrointestinal tract, Barostat, Stimulation, Reflex, Anatomy
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1997

Perception and gut reflexes induced by stimulation of gastrointestinal thermoreceptors in humans.

Nicola Villanova; Fernando Azpiroz; Juan-R. Malagelada;