Intestinal Satiety


in Satiation: From Gut to Brain

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195105155
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848263 | DOI:
Intestinal Satiety

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This chapter also reviews the evidence concerning the preabsorptive sites, adequate stimuli, and neural and endocrine or paracrine components of small intestinal satiating mechanisms. The chapter states concern with the action of small intestinal stimuli and mechanisms that provide a negative feedback control of intake within a single test meal. However, it remains to be determined whether deficiencies in the satiating effect of nutrients in the small intestine contribute to the abnormally large meal size observed in conditions of bulimia nervosa and some forms of obesity.

Keywords: preabsorptive sites; stimuli; small intestine; bulimia nervosa; obesity; neural system; endocrine system; paracrine system

Chapter.  12855 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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