Motility of the small intestine is controlled by myogenic, neural, and hormonal mechanisms and is modulated by external influences such as meals, central nervous system activation, and immune factors. Small-bowel dysmotility is recognized in a number of diseases, but its precise role in symptom generation remains unclear in many instances. We review publications that in the year under review added to the basic understanding of small-intestinal motility as well as its alteration in disease.
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