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March 1933

EFFECT OF MILK AND MODIFIED MILK ON GASTRIC CONTRACTIONS

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Pediatrics, the University of Chicago. Read before the Section on Pediatrics at the Eighty-Third Annual Session of the American Medical Association, New Orleans, May 12, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(3):480-485. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950160022003
Abstract

After a meal, contractions of the stomach occur either when the stomach contains very little food or when it is completely empty. These contractions are usually associated with the sensation of hunger (Carlson1). The contractions of the empty stomach may be influenced through the nervous system by impulses from the vagus and splanchnic nerves. Emotions such as fear, rage, anger or joy cause an inhibition of the contractions primarily throughthe stimulation of the splanchnics (Carlson2). The motility of the empty stomach also seems to be influenced chemically by means of the condition of the blood; i. e., the injection of blood from a starved dog into the veins of a normal animal is accompanied by the onset of gastric contractions (Carlson3). Therefore, foods that are quickly digested and readily absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract should probably delay the oncoming of hunger contractions as compared with those that

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