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Dysmotility

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Updated March 20, 2012

Definition:

Dysmotility is a term used to describe a health problem in which the muscles of the digestive system do not work as they should, causing changes in the speed, strength or coordination of the stomach or intestines. In diarrhea, the muscle movement is too fast while in constipation the muscle movement is too slow.

Further Reading from Dr. Bolen, Your IBS Guide:

Also Known As: motility dysfunction

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