Evidence that abnormal myoelectrical activity produces colonic motor dysfunction in the irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Snape1977EvidenceTA,
  title={Evidence that abnormal myoelectrical activity produces colonic motor dysfunction in the irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={William J. Snape and Gerald M. Carlson and S A Matarazzo and Sidney Cohen},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1977},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={383-7}
}
Although the irritable bowel syndrome is characterized as an abnormality in colonic motor activity occurring in response to certain stimuli, the etiology of this disorder is unclear. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of altered slow wave activity and the abnormal motility of the distal colon seen in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome. Myoelectrical activity was recorded using a bipolar electrode clipped to the distal colonic mucosa and motor activity was… CONTINUE READING