New drug treatments for diarrhoea

M. DONOWITZ, S. LEVINE, A. WATSON

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Abstract

Abstract. This paper reviews the scientific background to the development of new drugs for the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases, and it includes an update of three classes of drugs which may prove useful; gut specific α2‐adrenergic agonists, intestinal Cl channel blockers, and somatostatin analogues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-163
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Volume228
Issue number732 S
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1990

Keywords

  • Cl channel
  • diarrhoea
  • intestinal absorption
  • intestinal secretion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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