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Reflexes from the Gall bladder to the Heart.

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By BUCHBINDER WILLIAM C..  (Proc. Soc. of Exper. Biol. and Med.. , March, 1930; , p. 542..)

Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(11):1165. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-11-1165_1
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The sudden release of bile obtained by incising the gall bladder of a decerebrated or ether-anesthetized frog is almost invariably attended by an abrupt change in the rate and character of beating of the heart. The first event is a transient arrest of the entire heart lasting between 1 and 10 seconds, almost always followed by a sinus bradycardia lasting from one-half to ten minutes. Subsequently there is a return to the initial rate of beating, although in a few instances progressive slowing, leading to excessive dilation and permanent arrest, have been observed. Not infrequently the first event to be



gallbladder ; heart ; reflex

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