intestinal transit time


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intestinal transit time

The speed with which consumed food passes through the gut. It is slowed by anticholinergic agents (such as tricyclic antidepressants) and by neuropathic diseases of the stomach or intestines, e.g., diabetes mellitus. Many agents increase intestinal transit, including erythromycin and nonabsorbable laxatives.
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Effect of dietary supplementation of crude glycerol or tallow on intestinal transit time and utilization of energy and nutrients in diets fed to broiler chickens.
Our previous report showed that intestinal transit time of STC patients was significantly longer than healthy volunteers, while the frequency, contraction amplitude, and physiological responsivity of high amplitude propagated constriction (HAPC) were less than in healthy volunteers, which suggested that dynamic abnormality was a major cause of slow colonic transit and could increase constipation in STC patients (12).
The results of the aspirin and control groups were as follows: GSRS scores, 3.50 (7.00) and 3.00 (5.25) (P = 0.200); gastric Lanza score, 2.50 (2.15) and 1.00 (1.00) (P < 0.001); small intestinal Lanza score, 1.00 (0.25) and 0.00 (0.00) (P <0.001); gastric controlled examination time, 50.0 (6.0) min and 51.0 (10.0) min (P = 0.171); small intestinal transit time, 240.0 (96.0) min and 238.0 (94.0) min (P = 0654); and capsule excretion time, 24.0 (16.0) hours and 24.0 (10.0) hours (P = 0956).
Fadda, "Assessment of Small Intestinal Transit Times in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease Patients with Different Disease Activity Using Video Capsule Endoscopy," AAPS PharmSciTech, vol.
Racecadotril therefore decreases stool output without disturbing intestinal transit time. (7) Racecadotril has been shown to be effective in reducing the stool output by almost half in young children with acute diarrhea by its anti-secretory action.
Dannon used to say that its DanActive yogurt drinks help prevent colds and flu and that eating one serving of Activia yogurt daily could help with "slow intestinal transit time.'' The Federal Trade Commission scolded Dannon for using deceptive advertising, so the company stopped.
Determining small intestinal transit time and pathomorphology in critically ill patients using video capsule technology.
It is a water binder which slows down intestinal transit time, and expands to help the user feel full.
Together, these nutrients draw water into the intestines, soften the stool, and speed up the intestinal transit time. Fresh plums work as well.
Fibre stimulates bowel activity, increases stool bulk and decreases intestinal transit time (Sutton et al., 2007;Yasuda et al.