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Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Ronald Pfeiffer
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004 - Medical - 363 pages
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.

  • Offers comprehensive discussions of the interaction between the brain and gastrointestinal system.
  • Provides clinical insights for both neurologists and gastroenterologists.
  • Covers the latest diagnostic modalities, including techniques for assessing GI motor function and imaging of the central nervous system.

  • Addresses all of today's hottest topics, including GI dysfunction in diseases of the cerebral hemispheres and movement disorders, GI manifestations of muscle diseases, and stress, disease and the gut.

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