Functional Disorders of the Small Intestine

  • John E. Kellow
  • Sidney F. Phillips
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


The small intestine handles a large volume of oral and secretory fluids, perhaps 10 liters or more daily.1 Mechanisms for its transit and absorption are finely regulated, and disorders of function that may give rise to symptoms in the functional bowel diseases could involve abnormal motor activity or disturbed absorption and/or secretion.


Small Bowel Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patient Migrate Motor Complex Human Small Intestine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Kellow
    • 1
  • Sidney F. Phillips
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineRoyal North Shore HospitalWalesAustralia
  2. 2.Gastroenterology Unit and Digestive Diseases Care CenterMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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