Chronic constipation: Overview and challenges

I. J. Cook, N. J. Talley, M. A. Benninga, S. S. Rao, S. M. Scott

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Despite its high prevalence and cost implications, our understanding of the pathophysiology of constipation remains primitive, and available therapies have limited efficacy. The purpose of this supplement is to address critically the reasons for the current lack of understanding and to propose avenues of future research to address these deficiencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNeurogastroenterology and Motility
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Classification
  • Constipation
  • Epidemiology
  • Investigation
  • Physiology
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Gastroenterology


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