Gastroparesis

Summary of Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis is a medical condition consisting of a paresis of the stomach, resulting in food remaining in the stomach for a prolonged time. Normally, the stomach contracts to move food down into the small intestine for additional digestion. The vagus nerve controls these contractions. Gastroparesis may occur when the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not properly function. Food then moves slowly or stops moving through the digestive tract.

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A 46-year-old diabetic woman comes to the emergency room because of intense nausea for the past week. Physical examination shows epigastric distension. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is performed and shows no abnormalities. She is subsequently diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis and started on medication to treat her nausea. Which of the following drugs has a similar mechanism of action to the drug which the patient started?