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[Application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in the study of visceral hypersensitivity of the gut].

Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100083, China.
Beijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences 01/2007; 38(6):657-9.
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ABSTRACT Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been widely applied in many fields, such as neurology, psychology, etc. Recently it has also been used to study the visceral hypersensitivity of the gut. This review gives an overview of the basic principle of fMRI and its application in the visceral sensitivity of esophagus and rectum.

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