A 100-year perspective on gastrointestinal motility

J. H. Szurszewski

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This contribution to the centennial commemorative issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology identifies some of the important studies of spontaneous electrical and motor activity in the gastrointestinal tract published in the Journal between 1898 and 1996. Emphasis is given to the contributions made by Walter B. Cannon, Walter C. Alvarez, Emil Bozler, C. Ladd Prosser, and James Christensen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)G447-G453
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Issue number3 37-3
StatePublished - Mar 1998


  • Electrical slow wave
  • Frequency gradient
  • Interdigestive activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Physiology (medical)


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