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Smith's disease (Eustace Smith)

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A gastrointestinal motor disorder not associated with inflammatory changes or other forms of recognizable organic pathology.

Description

A gastrointestinal motor disorder not associated with inflammatory changes or other forms of recognizable organic pathology. Stress seems to be a precipitating factor.

Bibliography

  • G. McHardy, et al:
    Psychophysiologic gastrointestinal reactions: Therapeutic observations.
    Postgraduate Medical Journal, Leicester, 1962, 31: 346.
  • M. M. Schuster:
    Irritable bowel syndrome.
    In: M. H. Sleisenger, J. S. Fordtran, editors: Gastrointestinal diseases. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, management. 3rd edition, Philadelphia, Saunders, 1983, pp. 880-896.

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