Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

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Motility disorders result from impaired control of the neuromuscular apparatus of the gut. Associated symptoms include recurrent or chronic nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal discomfort, constipation, or diarrhea, which occur in the absence of intestinal obstruction. Occasionally, gastroparesis and intestinal pseudo-obstruction are associated with generalized disease processes that affect other regions of the gastrointestinal tract and extraintestinal organs, including the urinary bladder. Other motility disorders affecting the stomach and small intestine are characterized by signs and symptoms of accelerated transit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780203502747
ISBN (Print)9780849370182
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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