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Cannon's waves

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When experimental animals are frightened or in some other way disturbed, peristaltic waves in the stomach sometimes cease abruptly.

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In 1897 Cannon noticed that when his experimental animals were frightened or in some other way disturbed, peristaltic waves in the stomach sometimes ceased abruptly.

Bibliography

  • W. B. Cannon:
    The mechanical factors of digestion. London, E. Arnold, 1911.

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