New Therapeutic Approaches to Upper Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

  • Pierre Poitras
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


Motility of the gastrointestinal tract has long remained an obscure area of gastroenterological science. During the last decades, however, extensive investigations in animals and humans have led to a better understanding of the physiology of gastrointestinal motility and the pathophysiology and therapeutic approaches to related disorders. This chapter will focus on the motility of the stomach and small bowel.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gastric Emptying Motility Disorder Functional Dyspepsia Colonic Motility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Poitras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Montreal, and Hôpital Saint-LucMontrealCanada

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