Disturbances of motility and visceral hypersensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome: biological markers or epiphenomenon.

@article{Quigley2005DisturbancesOM,
  title={Disturbances of motility and visceral hypersensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome: biological markers or epiphenomenon.},
  author={Eamonn M. M. Quigley},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={221-33, vi}
}
Motility and visceral hypersentitivity are regarded as the primary mechanisms of symptom development in irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). While a variety of motor abnormalities have been described throughout the gastrointestinal tract in IBS, their specificity and relationship to symptoms remain unclear. Visceral hypersensitivity is ubiquitous in functional gastrointestinal disease and is especially common in IBS. Again, however, its specificity for IBS has been questioned. Many factors, including… CONTINUE READING

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