A person with severe, lifelong constipation finally receives an accurate diagnosis. He is missing some nerves in his lower digestive tract, resulting in sluggish and intermittent peristalsis (rhythmic contractions of the digestive system wall). How can a problem with muscles really be a problem with nerves?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 1:15 am ad1c9bdddf
Muscles, including bowel muscles, are under the control of nerves. Bowel muscles are controlled by the autonomous nervous system (sympathetic & parasympathetic). Without ...
Please help with the following problem about the digestive system.