brain-gut axis

brain-gut axis

A functional neurogastrointestinal unit which links the endocrine and nervous systems through hormonal peptides—e.g., bombesin, CCK, enkephalin, gastrin, neurotensin, somatostatin, substance P, VIP and others—that also serve as neurotransmitters.

brain-gut ax·is

(brān-gŭt ak'sis)
The continuous feedback loop between sensory neurons in the gastrointestinal tract and motor response generated in the central nervous system. Hypersensitivity in the brain-gut axis contributes to functional GI disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome.
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KEY WORDS: Brain-gut axis, Central sensitization, Irritable bowel syndrome, Migraine.
A healthy gut microbiome can be defined by the presence of the various classes of microbes that enhance metabolism, resistance to infection and inflammation, prevention against cancer and autoimmunity, and that positively influence so called brain-gut axis,' states a study in the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2015 co-authored by Dr.
When we walk into our partner's or boss's office to discuss the latest sales figures, take one look at her gloomy expression and feel a tightening in our intestines, that's evidence of the brain-gut axis in action.
The etiology of IBS, until now, is incompletely understood, but is thought to be multifactorial, including abnormal regulation of the brain-gut axis involving both centrall and peripheral mechanisms10.
Brain-gut axis in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection.
Intestinal barrier function and the brain-gut axis.
These receptors play a key role in the brain-gut axis, brain development and neuro-psychiatric disorders.
There is a direct connection between the gut and the brain, and this is called the brain-gut axis,' says Dr Rob.
For Life, being published in May, he sets out the thinking behind the latest research about the brain-gut axis and spells out the simple steps we can take to improve brain health.
The brain-gut axis is a two-way neural pathway which links cortical centers in the brain with intestinal sensation and intestinal motor function.