Table 4

 Sensory thresholds in series II C experiments

Distension sequence
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Sensory thresholds (mean (SEM)) during distension sequences 1 and 2 in series II C experiments in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and controls.
Fullness (mm Hg)
    Control21.0 (1.8)21.5 (1.8)
    IBS16.9 (2.3)15.6 (1.5)
Urge to defecate (mm Hg)
    Control35.0 (2.4)31.5 (2.8)
    IBS25.6 (2.0)25.0 (1.9)
Discomfort (mm Hg)
    Control44.5 (1.9)45.5 (2.4)
    IBS34.4 (2.6)31.9 (3.1)
Pain (mm Hg)
    Control50.0 (0)50.0 (0)
    IBS44.4 (3.2)43.1 (3.7)