FIGURE 41. Twenty-four-hour mapping of total colonic motor activity (area under contractions) in slow-transit constipation patients.

FIGURE 41

Twenty-four-hour mapping of total colonic motor activity (area under contractions) in slow-transit constipation patients. The total colonic motor activity is suppressed in constipated patients throughout the day. Note that the increases in motor activity after a meal and on awakening in the morning show impairments in patients, compared with normal subjects. (Reproduced with permission from Rao et al., Am J Gastroenterol, 99: 2405–2416, 2004 [271].)

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Colonic Motility: From Bench Side to Bedside.
Sarna SK.
San Rafael (CA): Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences; 2010.
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