The intestinal phase of gastric secretion: A pharmacological profile of entero-oxyntin

Lawrence W. Way, David W. Cairns, Clifford W. Deveney

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In dogs with denervated fundic pouches, antrectomy, and gastrojejunostomy, feeding a meal of cooked liver and 5 percent bone dust stimulated acid secretion from the fundic pouches without increasing serum gastrin concentrations. Simultaneous administration of pentagastrin, histamine, octapeptide of cholecystokinin, or bethanecol produced potentiation of acid secretion, suggesting that the mediator of the intestinal phase is different from these secretagogues. Secretin and glucagon failed to inhibit the intestinal stimulus but both atropine and metiamide were potent inhibitors. We conclude that entero-oxyntin, the hormone responsible for the intestinal phase of gastric secretin, has a unique pattern of effects for acid secretion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-850
Number of pages10
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1975

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  • Surgery


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