What is intestinal dysmotility?

Also known as: intestinal motility disorders, small bowel, colonic pseudo-obstruction.

The actions of the muscles and nerves in the gastrointestinal tract that mix and move food (muscle contraction and relaxation) along is the known as motility. When something goes wrong with this action in the muscles or in the nerves of the intestines, this is referred to as intestinal dysmotility.


Reviewed by: Shifra A Koyfman, MD

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