The Digestive System
The Digestive System,
Edition 2 Systems of the Body Series
By Margaret E. Smith, PhD DSc and Dion G. Morton, MD DSc

Publication Date: 28 May 2010

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This is an integrated textbook on the digestive system, covering the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the system, all presented in a clinically relevant context appropriate for the first two years of the medical student course.

Key Features

  • One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series.

  • Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses.

  • The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.

  • About the author
    By Margaret E. Smith, PhD DSc, Professor of Experimental Neurology, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK and Dion G. Morton, MD DSc, Professor of Surgery, Academic Department of Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Table of Contents

    1 Overview of the digestive system 2 The mouth, salivary glands and oesophagus 3 The stomach: basic functions 4 The stomach: control 5 Pancreas: exocrine functions 6 Liver and biliary system 7 The small intestine 8 Digestion and absorption 9 The absorptive and post-absorptive states 10 The colon 11 Gastrointestinal pathology

    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702033674
    Page Count: 228
    Illustrations: Approx. 163 illustrations (126 in full color)
    Retail Price: €36.99