Gastric Content of Fasted Primates: A Survey

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Science  12 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3576, pp. 174-175
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3576.174


The acidity of the gastric contents of fasted members of seven families of primates was measured, and no relationship was found between acid concentration and phylogenetic development; in general, however, gastric acidity was higher in New World monkeys than in Old World monkeys. The administration of histamine increased gastric acidity.

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