Digestive system

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Digestive system

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The abdomen Abdominal wall, peritoneal cavity, and the peritoneum - Histology of the gastrointestinal tract - The oesophagus - The stomach - The duodenum - The jejunum and ileum - The large intestine - The rectum and anal canal - The spleen - The liver - The pancreas - - Function of the gastrointestinal tract Gastrointestinal motility - Salivary and pancreatic secretion - Gastric secretion - Indigestion, peptic and duodenal ulcers - Bile secretion - Digestion and absorption of nutrients - Fluid and electrolyte movement - Malabsorption - Intestinal obstruction - Diarrhoea - Inflammatory diseases in the gut - Immune functions - - The liver Overview - Protein synthesis by the liver - Iron transport and storage - Detoxification of xenobiotics - Hepatic cirrhosis - Hepatic failure - -

Chapter.  18183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Preclinical Medicine ; Anatomy

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