Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics

Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics

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In the last decade, some outstanding progress has been made in the field of neurogastroenterology, a term which has been introduced to account for the crucial role of the enteric, autonomic and central nervous system in the regulation of gastrointestinal functions in health and disease.
These proceedings of Falk Symposium No. 112 on Neurogastroenterology - From the Basics to the Clinics, held in Freiburg, Germany, on 21-22 June 1999, reviews and discusses the fast-growing knowledge in this field in order to initiate more interdiscliplinary discussions along with new research. Contributors include basic scientists, clinicians of various specialities, morphologists, physiologists, molecular biologists, embryologists, pharmacologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists and behavioural scientists interested in the central and the autonomic nervous system in relation to the gastrointestinal tract.
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  • Hardback | 832 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 53.3mm | 1,383.47g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • 832 p.
  • 0792387570
  • 9780792387572

Table of contents

List of Principal Authors. Preface. Secton I: Enteric nervous system - part I. Section II: Enteric nervous system - part II. Section III: Neurohormonal regulation of pancreatic and gallbladder functions. Section IV: Innervational abnormalities and motility disorders. Section V: Neuroimmunology and inflammatory bowel disease. Section VI: Brain - gut interactions, visceral sensory dysfunction and irritable bowel disease. Debate: Possible mechanisms for the symptoms of irritable bowel disease.
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