Maximal volume of stomach (in order to accommodate food)

Range ~4 Liters
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Kong F, Singh RP. Disintegration of solid foods in human stomach. J Food Sci. 2008 Jun73(5):R67-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2008.00766.x. p.R67 right column top paragraphPubMed ID18577009
Comments "The reservoir function of stomach is achieved through the flexible volume of the stomach, which can expand to accommodate food up to a volume of about 4 L." Note-value of 1.5 liters given in [Thomas A. 2006. Gut motility, sphincters and reflex control. Anaesthesia Intens Care Med 7(2):57–8. p.57 right column 3rd paragraph]
Entered by Uri M
ID 109067