Effect of glucagon on vagally induced gastric acid secretion in humans

F B Loud, J J Holst, J Christiansen, J F Rehfeld

Abstract

The effect of a physiologically relevant dose of pancreatic glucagon, 85 pmol/kg/hr, or saline on gastric acid secretion induced by modified sham feeding (chew and spit), was studied in 10 healthy volunteers. Gastric pH was held constant (pH 5.5) by intragastric titration. Glucagon infusion inhibited gastric acid secretion significantly, from 19.6 +/- 1.5 mmol H+ per hour during saline, to 10.4 +/- 1.4 mmol H+ per hour. Blood glucose increased during glucagon infusion and remained constant during saline infusion. Serum gastrin concentrations increased significantly by sham feeding, during saline as well as glucagon infusion, and no difference between the gastrin response during saline or glucagon infusion was found. Thus glucagon, in a physiologic dose, reduces vagally mediated acid secretion by a gastrin-independent mechanism.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Vol/bind33
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)405-8
Antal sider4
ISSN0163-2116
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 1988
Udgivet eksterntJa

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