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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A small dose of an oral or intravenous injection can promote gastric migrating motor complex contraction and improve gastric emptying (2,3).
Less active phases of the migrating motor complex (MMC) of the small intestine lead to decreased gastric emptying (Medhus 1995).
Gender influence on jejunal migrating motor complex.
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.