Why does chronic constipation respond poorly to laxatives?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Chronic constipation that responds poorly to laxatives may be due to the use of drugs such as opioids or from defecation disorders and advanced colonic dysmotility. [25]


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