INFLUENCE OF PIRENZEPINE ON GALLBLADDER CONTRACTION IN MAN INDUCED BY SHAM FEEDING OR AN INTRADUODENAL MEAL


TANKURT E., YEGEN B., BIREN T., GURMEN N., ONAT F. , ERCIL A., ...More

DIGESTION, vol.51, no.2, pp.103-109, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000200883
  • Title of Journal : DIGESTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-109

Abstract

Pirenzepine, an M1 muscarinic receptor antagonist, was tested for its ability to antagonize sham feeding- and intraduodenal fatty meal-stimulated gallbladder contraction in man. Intravenously administered pirenzepine abolished sham feeding-induced gallbladder contraction. Pirenzepine also inhibited contraction induced by intraduodenal meal, but this inhibition was of a lesser magnitude than the inhibition of sham feeding-induced contraction. The results demonstrate that the cephalic phase of gallbladder contraction is probably mediated by M1 muscarinic receptors while the duodenal phase of gallbladder contraction is partially mediated by M1 receptors.