This book covers the wide area of developmental physiology of the intestine: changes in the structure and function of the gut during perinatal period and weaning in mammals, role of nutrients (in particular colostrum and milk), neuroendocrine function of the intestine, intestinal motility, secretion and absorption and their neurohormonal regulation, novel knowledge on gut metabolism, and the structural and functional expression of circadian variability in the gut. It also contains unique information on the luminal action of gut regulatory peptides, and the role of the electric current generated by intestinal smooth muscle on gastrointestinal microbial growth.
Edited by R. Zabielski, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Jablonna, Poland; P. C. Gregory, Solvay Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Hannover, Germany; and B. Westrom, Department of Animal Physiology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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