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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Michael Camilleri

Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common and important disorder. This chapter focuses on the definitions, epidemiology, natural history and pathophysiology of IBS, as these are essential to understand strategies for optimal management and a discussion of conventional and newer treatments of IBS.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Colonic Transit Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptom Functional Constipation Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder 
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