Laxative-Induced Damage to the Colon

  • S. Müller-Lissner
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Laxatives are among the drugs widely used without prescription. Warnings of their side effects are frequent. Such warnings, however, can hardly be supported by data as long as medication with recommended doses is concerned. This chapter reviews the literature on laxative damage to the colon. However, other side effects are also mentioned.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Autonomous Nervous System Mesenteric Lymph Node Chronic Constipation Myenteric Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Müller-Lissner
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  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum InnenstadtLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany

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