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Medical terms explained

Medical terms explained

Abdominal migraine
A condition in which a person (usually a child) has repeated attacks of intense tummy pain that last 1–72 hours. In between attacks, there are no symptoms.

Gastrointestinal motility disorders
Problems caused by the muscles in the gut, which usually help move food through the gut, contracting abnormally or not working properly.

Nutritional support
Nutritional support includes the use of special nutrient-rich foods, nutritional supplements and fortified foods, as well as liquid feed given by a tube into the gut or blood.

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