This unique resource discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of clinical disorders manifested by the interaction of the brain with the gastrointestinal system. It presents a balanced understanding of gastrointestinal dysfunction in patients with neurological disease and neurological dysfunction in patients with gastroenterological disease. Readers will also find discussions of the role of the enteric nervous system and its relationship with and parallels to the central and autonomic nervous systems.
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Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Diseases of the Cerebral
The Autonomic Neuropathies
Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Disease
Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Muscle Diseases
Physiological and Psychological
PseudoObstruction of the Small Bowel
Malabsorption and Neurological Disease
Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Management of Swallowing Disorders
Indications Options and Problems
Pharmacological and NonPharmacological Approaches
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