[Frontiers in Bioscience 3, b1-10, January 1, 1998]
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ELECTROCHOLEDOCHOGRAM: A STUDY OF THE ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTIVITY OF THE COMMON BILE DUCT IN THE DOG

Ahmed Shafik

Department of Surgery and Experimental Research, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Received 10/3/97 Accepted 11/3/97

TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Material and Methods
3.1. Materials
3.2. Methods
3.2.1. Balloon distention of the CBD
3.2.2. CBD myotomy
3.2.3. Statistics

4. Results and Discussion
4.1. Manometric study
4.2. Electromechanical activity and balloon distention
4.3. CBD myotomy
4.4. Suggested mechanism of bile flow through the CBD
4.5 . The role of PPs and APs in the CBD motile activity
4.6. Common bile duct "pacemaker"
5. Acknowledgment
6. References
7. Entire manuscript

Key words: Bile; Electric waves; Slow waves; Pacesetter potentials; Action potentials

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