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This chapter illustrates some of the clinical consequences of defective neural connections and/or myogenic responses in the gut. The vagueness of the clinical definitions or descriptions for various disorders and syndromes bear testament to the fact that their aetiology is poorly understood. It is becoming increasingly apparent that these conditions are multifactorial and that central as well as peripheral sites are involved to varying degrees. The autonomic nervous system serves as the important link between the …

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