A new poem by Stephanie Stratigos

Nervous GI from the UES to LES

The wave begins below the UES
The UES has returned to resting pressure, only now can it relax
Vagus relaxes the LES,
Intrinsic properties of smooth muscle and the influence of VIP
Nitrous oxide’s calming effects
Selective VIP loss of the LES
Treatment is LES targeted
Exit the LES

that is it: GI = Gastrointestinal, UES = Upper esophageal sphincter; LES = Lower esophageal sphincter; VIP = Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide;

Click here to read Stephanie Stratigos’s other poem on this website.
Her website: The Loud Crowd


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