A method has been developed where quantitative evaluation of intragastric (IGP), intraduodenal (IDP), and intracolonic (ICP) pressures (cm H2O) can be obtained in the bilaterally vagotomized spinal rat. The preparation is very sensitive to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and 5-HT-agonists, carbachol, histamine, dopamine, and/or noradrenaline. The effects of drugs on IGP, IDP, and ICP (increase or decrease) can be assessed and a dose-response curve before and after antagonists can be computed. The described experimental model is simple, reliable, reproducible, and appropriate to study and differentiate the different gastrointestinal system receptors that seem to be involved in the modulation of gastrointestinal motility. The additional advantage in using this method is that drug effects on the motility of stomach, duodenum, and colon can be investigated simultaneously.

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doi.org/10.1016/1056-8719(94)90044-2, hdl.handle.net/1765/71219
Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
Department of Anesthesiology

Zhu, Y., Dhasmana, K., & Erdmann, W. (1994). A methd for simultaneous measurement of intragastric, intraduodenal, and intracolonic pressures in the bilaterally vagotomized spinal rat. Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, 31(2), 59–70. doi:10.1016/1056-8719(94)90044-2