Accession Number : ADA293323

Title :   Nutritional Support of Irradiated Intestine,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Srinivasan, Venkataraman ; Dubois, Andre

PDF Url : ADA293323

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Eating, digestion, and the presence of food within the intestinal lumen produce a series of complex physiological responses that result in the growth of gastrointestinal ((31) mucosa and the maintenance of gut mass. Pancreaticobiliary secretion and hormones such as insulin and thyroxine as well as trophic hormones are known to substantially influence the (31 tract morphology and function. The presence of food in the (31 tract directly affects mucosal growth by contributing to villus exfoliation and by providing local nutrition (Figure 1). The indirect effects of the food in the (31 tract include neuronal stimulation, increased motility, and release of several gastrointestinal peptides. pg3. JMD

Descriptors :   *IRRADIATION, *NUTRITION, *INTESTINES, HORMONES, STIMULATION(GENERAL), GROWTH(GENERAL), PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, NERVE CELLS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), FOOD, MUCOUS MEMBRANES, INSULIN, THYROXINE, MALNUTRITION, EXFOLIATION.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE