Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach's ability to empty its contents is impaired, unrelated to obstruction. The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition. Drug class: GI stimulants , miscellaneous antiemetics. For consumers: dosage , interactions , side effects.
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Motility Clinic - Overview - Mayo Clinic
In normal digestion, food is moved through the digestive tract by rhythmic contractions called peristalsis. This movement is called "gastric motility. Intestinal walls consist of layers of muscles. In normal conditions, these muscles contract and relax in a coordinated, rhythmic fashion that propels food from the esophagus to the stomach , and through the intestine to the anus. But, in the presence of a motility disorder, these contractions don't occur in a coordinated fashion. This results in food not passing through the intestine properly.
Constipation in chronic kidney disease: it is time to reconsider
There is a general decline in gastrointestinal function in old age including decreased intestinal motility, sensory signaling, and afferent sensitivity. There is also increased prevalence of significant constipation in aged populations. We hypothesized this may be linked to reduced colonic motility and alterations in vagal-gut-brain sensory signaling.
Select the option that best describes you. In patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia of unclear etiology, manometry helps to determine the underlying cause and can identify patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia who may benefit from surgical myotomy. See "Oropharyngeal dysphagia: Clinical features, diagnosis, and management" and "Approach to the evaluation of dysphagia in adults", section on 'Approach to diagnostic testing'.