The effect of naloxone on lipid-induced pyloric motor response in humans Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This study examines whether opioid receptors are involved in the mediation of the pyloric motor response to intraduodenal lipid infusion. Antral, pyloric, and duodenal manometry was performed in seven healthy volunteers with a sleeve/multiple side-hole manometric assembly. Triglyceride emulsion and normal saline were infused alternately into the duodenum through the manometric assembly for two 30-minute periods each. Naloxone was then administered as an IV bolus, 40 micrograms/kg, followed by an infusion of 60 micrograms.kg-1.h-1 that was continued during testing of the duodenal infusates. Before naloxone administration, intraduodenal lipid produced significant increases in the rate of isolated pyloric pressure waves and basal pyloric tone when compared with saline (P = 0.009 and 0.027, respectively). The pyloric motor responses were unchanged after administration of naloxone, indicating that in humans, naloxone-sensitive opioid mechanisms are not involved in the mediation of lipid-induced pyloric motor responses.

publication date

  • October 1990