The Effect on Moderate Altitude UPON Human Gastric Emptying Time
WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The effect of moderate altitude upon the motility of the human stomach has been studied in volunteer subjects. The time required for complete gastric emptying of a standard radiopaque meal has been determined by serial roentgenograms. No significant difference in human gastric emptying time was detected between the experiments conducted at ground level and those conducted at moderate altitude. 12,500 feet to 15,000 feet.
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