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.
See also: time
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