Dysmotility: abnormal contractions of the bowel, which slows or impairs digestive emptying and may cause symptoms such as pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or vomiting. Dysmotility can be caused by abnormalities of the muscles of the intestine (myopathy) or by abnormalities in the nerves in the intestine which control the muscles (neuropathy). For children and adults with mitochondrial disease, dysmotility is common and can be due to muscle myopathy and/or autonomic nervous system dysfunction (dysautonomia).
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