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Description - Pathophysiology of the Enteric Nervous System by Robin Spiller

Over the last few years there have been huge advances made in our understanding of the interactions between the brain and the gut - the enteric nervous system. This is particularly relevant in the understanding, diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome - the most common functional disorder of the bowel.IBS has been diagnosed in 10-20 per cent of adults in the US, and symptoms of IBS are responsible for more than 3 million visits to the physician in the US.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405123617
ISBN-10: 1405123613
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 194mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robin Spiller

Robin Spiller is Professor of Gastroenterology in the Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham. He has had a long-standing interest in the pathophysiology of funtional bowel diseases particularly those arising after bouts of gastrointestinal infections. David Grundy is Professor of Biomedical Science at the Unversity of Sheffield. He has for many years pioneered the study of afferent signalling in the gut with particular interest in the mechanisms that mediate and modulate sensory signal transduction.