Experimental gastric dysrhythmias and its correlation with in vivo gastric muscle contractions

Jinhong Xing, Liwei Qian, Jiande Chen

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Aim: To study the direct correlation between gastric dysrhythmias and in vivo gastric muscle tone. Methods: Five healthy dogs were implanted with 4 pairs of electrodes along the greater curvature, with a strain gauge (SG) being sutured parallel to the distal electrodes (2 cm above the pylorus). Intravenous vasopressin was given to induce gastric dysrhythmia. The percentage of regular slow waves and SG energy were calculated. Results: (1) the regu larity of gastric myoelectric activity (GMA) was reduced during and after infusion of vasopressin; (2) SG energy was significantly decreased during the infusion of vasopressin; (3) the decrease in SG energy was well correlated with the reduction in GMA regularity; (4) SG energy was negatively correlated with bradygastria and tachygastria. Conclusion: Vasopressin inhibits gastric contractions and impairs gastric slow waves; gastric dysrhythmias are associated with the reduced antral muscle contractions, and are indicative of antral hypomotility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3994-3998
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jul 7 2006


  • Bradygastria
  • Canine study
  • Gastric muscle contraction
  • Gastric myoelectric activity
  • Tachygastria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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