migrating motor complex


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migrating motor complex,

n the coordinated response of the body to the ingestion of food, which includes peristaltic motion and secretomotor activity. This response also balances fluid and electrolyte levels in the gastrointestinal tract.
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In this study, the compound was shown to delay, in a dose-dependent manner, the appearance of Phase III contractions of the migrating motor complex (MMC) in fasted dogs and reduce postprandial contractions in fed dogs.
NASDAQ NM: ZVXI) today announced the presentation of results of a clinical study funded by the company on the effects of enteral feeding regimens on the Migrating Motor Complex (MMC), a digestive function.