The Digestive System

The Digestive System Systems of the Body SeriesEdition 2

Editors: By Margaret E. Smith, PhD DSc and Dion G. Morton, MD DSc
ISBN: 9780702033674
Publication Date : May 28, 2010
Page Count: 228
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
Description
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 Editor
    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