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Table. 1.

Effects of Psychological Stress on Colonic Motility in Healthy Controls and IBS Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Stressor Parameter Effect

Normal IBS
Mental arithmetic test, cold pressor, fear41 Motor activity
2–4 cpm slow-wave activity

Ice-water immersion, stroop test, ball sorting42 Motility index
Spike potentials

Anger stressor43 Motor activity
Spike activity

Mental arithmetic test, metronome sound44 Motility index
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