Colonic fluid and electrolyte transport in health and disease.

Date

1999

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Volume Title

Publisher

Veterinary Clinics of North America.

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

major function of the mammalian colon is the absorption of water and electrolytes from the luminal contents that enter through the ileocecal valve. The absorptive capacity of the colon is influenced by the rate of passage of the luminal contents. To maximize the efficiency of these processes, there is close coordination between motility and absorptive functions. A balance between the benefits of prolonged time of contact between the colonic mucosa and the luminal contents and the adverse effects of accumulated toxic and carcinogenic metabolites is essential.

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Keywords

colonic disease, veterinary medicine, canine, dogs

Citation

Rolfe, V.E. (1999) Colonic fluid and electrolyte transport in health and disease. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 29 (2) pp. 577-588

Rights

Research Institute