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Type: Book chapter
Title: Changes in gastrointestinal motor and sensory function associated with ageing
Author: Rayner, C.K.
Horowitz, M.
Citation: Pathy's principles and practice of geriatric medicine, Volume 1 & 2, 5th edn, 2012 / Sinclair, A.J., Morley, J.E., Vellas, B. (ed./s), Ch.21, pp.247-263
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 0470683937
9780470683934
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Christopher K. Rayner and Michael Horowitz
Abstract: This chapter reviews changes in gastrointestinal motor and sensory function associated with healthy ageing, together with what is known about the underlying causes and their clinical significance. Illnesses with gastrointestinal complications that are common in the elderly are also discussed, along with medications that potentially affect gastrointestinal motility. The focus is on the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine, since the oropharynx (Chapter 59, Communication disorders and dysphagia), gallbladder (Chapter 23, Liver and gallbladder) and colon and anorectum (Chapter 24, Sphincter function, and Chapter 25, Constipation) are dealt with elsewhere, as are mucosal functions of secretion and absorption.
Rights: © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
RMID: 0030014455
DOI: 10.1002/9781119952930.ch21
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