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Assuming they would work, where can I put TENS electrodes to help with opiate-induced constipation? Which nerves stimulate peristalsis?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
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In brief: Physiology, Marilyn

You've got 2 things wrong: Gut muscle is smooth not striated muscle, & peristalsis is intrinsic to the gut, maintained by myenteric plexuses throughout the intestinal walls.
Sympathetic NS stimulates it & parasympathetic NS inhibits it. There isn't any one nerve that controls peristalsis. For more information consult any basic physiology textbook.

In brief: Physiology, Marilyn

You've got 2 things wrong: Gut muscle is smooth not striated muscle, & peristalsis is intrinsic to the gut, maintained by myenteric plexuses throughout the intestinal walls.
Sympathetic NS stimulates it & parasympathetic NS inhibits it. There isn't any one nerve that controls peristalsis. For more information consult any basic physiology textbook.
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