Comparison of small-bowel motility of the human jejunum and ileum
Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 06/29/2012
Seidl H et al. – Authors found similar basic phenomena of fasting and postprandial motility in the jejunum and ileum of healthy humans. However, different calibration of propagative and contractile activity and special motor events in the ileum may account for a different physiological role in digestion. Future studies of small–bowel motility in healthy and diseased subjects focusing on segmental differences of proximal and distal intestine may be rewarded.