Peripheral mechanisms of symptom generation in irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Collins2001PeripheralMO,
  title={Peripheral mechanisms of symptom generation in irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Stephen M. Collins},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 Suppl B},
  pages={14B-16B}
}
There is considerable interest in the mechanisms that underlie symptom generation in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and particularly those mechanisms peripheral to higher centres in the nervous system. While the central nervous system is important in IBS, it is restricted largely to the role of behaviour in stress perception and symptom reporting. The gut and the autonomic nervous system are principal areas of research in identifying mechanisms underlying symptom generation and in the… CONTINUE READING

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