Table 1

Pressure waves per minute, velocity, duration and length of migration of phase III of the migrating motor complex during infusion of saline and three doses ofl-NMMA

l-NMMA (mg/kg/h)
Saline0.524
Pressure waves per min11.4  (11.1–12.7)11.4  (10.8–11.8)11.1  (10.7–11.5)11.3  (10.7–11.8)
Velocity (cm/min)7.7 (5–10.4)10.3 (5–12.9)6.7 (4.7–8.7)5.5 (1.8–9.1)
Duration (min)6.0 (4.0–8.0)7.4 (3.2–10.8)5.7 (4.3–7.1)4.7 (2.8–6.6)
Length of migration (cm)64.3 (62.8–65.8)72.5 (69.7–75.3)57 (26.5–87.5)75 (75–75)
  • Data are means and 95% confidence intervals.