HAROLD P. ROTH, M.D.; RAYMOND N. FERRERI, M.D.; MICHAEL A. PETTI, M.D.; MARVIN W. EVANS, M.D.
There have been only a few studies of the effect of emotion on the small intestine. These have not produced consistent results. Cannon was one of the first to investigate the subject.1 He states: "The kneading movements of the small intestine cease whenever the observed animal shows signs of emotional excitement." Cannon does not specifically describe how he induced the emotional excitement that led to suppression of intestinal motility, but he does discuss the conditions under which he noted absence of gastric motility, which would appear likely to be the same. He described this absence of motility in young male
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
ROTH HP, FERRERI RN, PETTI MA, EVANS MW. MOTILITY OF THE SMALL INTESTINE DURING EMOTIONAL REACTIONS(MOTILITY OF THE SMALL INTESTINE DURING EMOTIONAL REACTIONS*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:38–52. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-1-38
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(1):38-52.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only