Gastroduodenal Motor Disorders
Gastrointestinal motility plays a pivotal role in transporting ingesta throughout the alimentary canal, mixing them with digestive secretions, and removing exfoliated cells and germs. The occurrence and coordination of these motor functions require highly integrated control mechanisms that include the electrical properties of the smooth muscle cells, the enteric (intrinsic) nervous system along with its extrinsic connections (sympathetic and parasympathetic), a wide array of hormonal mediators, and the immune system, whose interplay with the musculature and neural network contributes to the gut motor activity.
KeywordsIrritable Bowel Syndrome Gastric Emptying Enteric Nervous System Dyspeptic Symptom Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
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