NEUROMUSCULAR FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION IN AGING

  • Szurszewski, Joseph H, (PI)

Project: Research project

Description

Age-related changes in motility of the gastrointestinal tract have not
received critical attention in spite of the fact that such changes result
in significant clinical problems in the elderly such as decreased
intestinal transit, constipation and anal/rectal dysfunction. A workshop
is planned which will review and discuss the latest advances in neural,
hormonal, neuropeptidergic and myogenic control mechanisms operative in the
normal bowel. A series of presentations on theories of physiological,
pharmacological and cellular basis for changes which occur during aging
will be discussed. A summary of the workshop recommendations will be
published either in Digestive Diseases and Sciences or in
Gastroenterology. Details of the report will be made available to NIADDK,
NIA and NINCDS. The workshop is planned to take place on the NIH campus.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/1/8612/31/87

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health

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Education
Constipation
Gastrointestinal Tract
Pharmacology

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)