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Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology. The Essentials

  • ID: 2674304
  • Book
  • April 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Gastroenterologists require detailed knowledge regarding the anatomy of the GI system in order to understand the disturbances caused by diseases they diagnose and treat.

To make that information easily accessible, Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology: The Essentials brings together the world s leading experts who present a comprehensive overview of the anatomic and physiologic features of the gastrointestinal tract.

Full color and with excellent anatomical and clinical figures throughout, it provides succinct, authoritative, and didactic anatomic and physiologic information on all the key areas, including:

GI motility


GI hormones

gastric secretion

absorption of nutrients

GI trainees will value the clear–cut, straightforward guidance, as well as the self–assessment questions written to the level they will encounter during Board exams, and gastroenterologists will find it useful as a handy refresher on the key topics ahead of re–certification exams.

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Contributors, vi

Preface, ix

About the companion website, x

1 Structure and innervation of hollow viscera, 1
Laura D. Wood & Elizabeth A. Montgomery

2 Gastrointestinal hormones in the regulation of gut function in health and disease, 15
John Del Valle

3 Gastrointestinal motility, 33
Ikuo Hirano & Darren Brenner

4 Gastrointestinal immunology and ecology, 46
Shehzad Z. Sheikh & Scott E. Plevy

5 Gastric physiology, 58
Mitchell L. Schubert

6 Structure and function of the exocrine pancreas, 78
James H. Grendell

7 Absorption and secretion of fluid and electrolytes, 92
Lawrence R. Schiller

8 Absorption of nutrients, 108
Lawrence R. Schiller

9 Hepatic structure and function, 129
Michelle T. Long & Lawrence S. Friedman

10 The splanchnic circulation, 149
Peter R. Kvietys & D. Neil Granger

11 Composition and circulation of the bile, 164
Allan W. Wolkoff

12 Bilirubin metabolism, 173
Allan W. Wolkoff

Index, 183

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John F. Reinus
Douglas Simon
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