Functional bowel disease: Roles of sensation and motility

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Functional bowel disorders are collections of symptoms attributable to the mid or lower gastrointestinal tract. The two most common disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia, have common etiopathogenetic features, notably psychosocial disturbances, dysmotility and heightened sensitivity. The control mechanisms, pathophysiology, investigation and potential pharmacotherapies of these disorders are reviewed. Serotonergic and adrenergic agents are among the novel approaches that may have a significant impact on these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1772-1781
Number of pages10
JournalSchweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Issue number46
StatePublished - Nov 18 2000


  • Dyspepsia
  • Economics
  • Functional bowel
  • Irritable bowel
  • Motility
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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