The effect of intravenous prostaglandin F2 alpha and E2 on the motility of the sigmoid colon. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The effect of a 20-min intravenous infusion of prostaglandin E2 (0-08 mug kg-1 min-1) or of prostaglandin F2 alpha (0-8 mug kg-1 min-1) on the segmental pressures in the sigmoid colon was studied in 12 patients. Prostaglandin F2 alpha had no measurable effect, but prostaglandin E2 significantly inhibited sigmoid motility.

publication date

  • January 1, 1975

published in

  • Gut  Journal