New technologies to investigate the brain-gut axis.

@article{Sharma2009NewTT,
  title={New technologies to investigate the brain-gut axis.},
  author={Abhishek Sharma and Dina Lelic and Christina Brock and Peter Paine and Q. Aziz},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={182-91}
}
Functional gastrointestinal disorders are commonly encountered in clinical practice, and pain is their commonest presenting symptom. In addition, patients with these disorders often demonstrate a heightened sensitivity to experimental visceral stimulation, termed visceral pain hypersensitivity that is likely to be important in their pathophysiology. Knowledge of how the brain processes sensory information from visceral structures is still in its infancy. However, our understanding has been… CONTINUE READING
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