Human basal gastric secretion is markedly reduced after oral administration of 10 mg diazepam. This effect lasts for five hours.
Gastric nocturnal secretion, collected five hours after the last meal, reveals a decline towards the morning hours with an average of 25% in placebo-treated patients. A comparison between placebo and diazepam reveals a significantly greater decrease of 47% in volume after giving parenterally 10 mg diazepam without noticeable side effects.
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