The effects of surgery on gastrointestinal motor activity

E. M.M. Quigley, J. S. Thompson

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Gastrointestinal surgical procedures have the potential to disrupt motor activity in various organs of the gastrointestinal tract or, indeed, throughout the entire alimentary canal. Several of these motor effects have important clinical consequences and have also served to advance our understanding of the regulation of gastrointestinal motor activity. This review will focus, in particular, on the effects of surgery on the small intestine, and will attempt to emphasize the implications of these studies for our understanding of small intestinal motility, in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-900
Number of pages12
JournalBrazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1998


  • Intestinal resection
  • Intestinal transplantation
  • Motility
  • Motor activity
  • Small intestine
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • General Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Cell Biology


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