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Old 08-17-2009
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How do we remember the function of Vaso Intestinal Peptide (VIP) neurotransmitter in the GIT

Simply remember that people open the doors for VIPs
So VIP causes sphincter relaxation
So VIPoma causes diarrhea

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Not only it opens up sphincters but it also dilates the penile sinuses at the waning of erection.

I think that goes with VIPs also
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