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The role of the sympathetic nervous system in hypoglycaemia-stimulated gastric secretion
  1. A. J. Hodge,
  2. J. R. Masarei,
  3. B. N. Catchpole

    Abstract

    The gastric secretory response to insulin is mediated predominantly by the vagus. The associated hypoglycaemia stress response is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system.

    Inhibition of the sympathetic response by simultaneous alpha and beta receptor blockade was studied in five healthy young adults.

    No appreciable modification of gastric secretory output resulted.

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