TITLE

Putative therapeutic targets in the treatment of visceral hyperalgesia

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, S.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Mar2004 Supplement 2, Vol. 53, pii19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The management of abdominal pain remains a major challenge for clinicians despite an explosion of knowledge regarding the physiology and pathophysiology of sensory neural circuits. Initial progress was made in the field of somatic pain and this provided broad hypotheses that could be tested in the field of visceral pain. The major advances in our understanding of basic mechanisms underlying visceral pain originated in the urinary tract and have been applied to the gut. As yet, this increased understanding of enteric sensory physiology has yet to generate new effective treatments for abdominal pain. This review addresses novel insights into peripheral mechanisms underlying visceral hyperalgesia and their applicability to the development of novel therapeutic approaches to the treatment of chronic abdominal pain.
ACCESSION #
12998628

 

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