The Effect of Vagotomy on the Regeneration of Gastric Mucosa in Rats
Phillips, Robert L.
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The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of vagotomy on this regenerative scheme by duplicating Townsend's work, but on vagotomized animals. If vagotomy accelerates the normal regeneration of the mucosa, the vagus nerve probably not only causes the parietal, chief and mucous cells to secrete, but has an inhibitory effect on the regeneration of the cell types as well. If this is true the suggested role of the vagus nerve in the etiology of gastric ulcers, by increasing acid and enzyme secretion, may be partially to wholly incorrect.