The concepts of visceral hyperalgesia and visceral hypersensitivity have been examined in a variety of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). Although the pathophysiological mechanisms of pain and hypersensitivity in these disorders are still not well understood, exciting new developments in research have been made in the study of the brain-gut interactions involved in the FGIDs
- FGIDs, functional gastrointestinal disorders
- IBS, irritable bowel syndrome
- FM, fibromyalgia
- visceral hypersensitivity
- secondary hyperalgesia
- central sensitisation
- irritable bowel syndrome
- temporal summation
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