Published in Gastroenterology Week, April 27th, 2009
"First published December 17, 2008; doi:10.1152/ajpregu.90466.2008.-The intrinsic heart rate of most vertebrates studied, including humans, is elevated during digestion, suggesting that a nonadrenergic-noncholinergic factor contributes to the postprandial tachycardia. The regulating factor, however, remains elusive and difficult to identify. Pythons can ingest very large meals, and digestion is associated with a...
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