Reflex control of the large intestine

Distension of certain regions of the colon can result in relaxation in other parts. This is known as the colono-colic reflex. Additionally other regions of the digestive tract can reflexly influence colonic motility. The presence of food in the stomach can have a marked influence upon motility in the large intestine; this is known as the gastro-colic reflex and occurs three to four times a day. The gastro-colic reflex is dependent upon the parasympathetic innervation of the colon and the presence of the hormones gastrin and cholecystokinin.

Baby Sleeping

Baby Sleeping

Everything You Need To Know About Baby Sleeping. Your baby is going to be sleeping a lot. During the first few months, your baby will sleep for most of theday. You may not get any real interaction, or reactions other than sleep and crying.

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