Functional GI and motility disorders which affect the upper GI tract from the esophagus to the stomach.
Functional GI and motility disorders which affect the lower GI tract from the small intestine/bowel, to the large intestine/bowel or colon, to the rectum.
Many other disorders can affect the digestive tract, with uniquely identifying features which differentiate them from functional GI or motility disorders.
Motility is a term used to describe the contraction of the muscles that mix and propel contents in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
The term “functional” is generally applied to disorders where the body’s normal activities is impaired.
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Presented by David Mercer MD, PhD during IFFGD’s 2020 Virtual Advocacy Education Program.
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