Colonic fluid and electrolyte transport in health and disease.

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dc.contributor.author Rolfe, Vivien E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-29T14:38:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-29T14:38:53Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Rolfe, V.E. (1999) Colonic fluid and electrolyte transport in health and disease. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 29 (2) pp. 577-588 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5420
dc.description.abstract major function of the mammalian colon is the absorption of water and electrolytes from the luminal contents that enter through the ileocecal valve. The absorptive capacity of the colon is influenced by the rate of passage of the luminal contents. To maximize the efficiency of these processes, there is close coordination between motility and absorptive functions. A balance between the benefits of prolonged time of contact between the colonic mucosa and the luminal contents and the adverse effects of accumulated toxic and carcinogenic metabolites is essential. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Veterinary Clinics of North America. en
dc.subject colonic disease en
dc.subject veterinary medicine en
dc.subject canine en
dc.subject dogs en
dc.title Colonic fluid and electrolyte transport in health and disease. en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup Biomedical and Environmental Health
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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