We compared the effects of misoprostol, omeprazole and methylcellulose (control) on gastric mucosal injury induced by nicotine and/or ethanol. The results demonstrate that misoprostol and omeprazole each significantly reduce macroscopic injury and deep injury at a microscopic level (P < 0.05) induced by nicotine alone, ethanol alone or a combination of ethanol and nicotine. Misoprostol and omeprazole each reduced the leakage of fluorescein isothiocyanate-albumin into the interstitium in the gastric mucosa. Misoprostol and omeprazole are each effective in preventing injury induced by nicotine and ethanol and vascular factors are involved.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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