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Kinin Release after Gastric Surgery

Br Med J 1971; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5774.565 (Published 04 September 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;3:565
  1. A. Cuschieri,
  2. O. A. Onabanjo

    Abstract

    Kinin studies were performed in six patients with vasomotor dumping after gastric surgery and in six control patients who had had similar surgical procedures without subsequent dumping. Depletion of the precursor, kininogen, was found in all the patients with dumping and increased free plasma kinin activity in four after a 50-g carbohydrate meal which precipitated an attack. No significant changes were found in the control group after a high carbohydrate intake.