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cover image - Gastrointestinal Physiology,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323595636
Page Count: 176
Imprint: Elsevier
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Gastrointestinal Physiology, 9th Edition

by Leonard R. Johnson, PhD

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cover image - Gastrointestinal Physiology,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323595636
Page Count: 176
Imprint: Elsevier
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Gain a foundational understanding of gastrointestinal physiology and how the GI system functions in health and disease. Gastrointestinal Physiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Series, explains the fundamentals of this complex subject in a clear and concise manner, while helping you bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book.

  • Chapter 1 Regulation: Peptides of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    Objectives

    General Characteristics

    Discovery

    Chemistry

    Distribution and Release

    Actions and Interactions

    Candidate Hormones

    Neurocrines

    Paracrines

    Clinical Applications

    Clinical Tests

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 2 Regulation: Nerves and Smooth Muscle

    Objectives

    Anatomy of the Autonomic Nervous System

    Neurohumoral Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function

    Anatomy of the Smooth Muscle Cell

    Smooth Muscle Contraction

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 3 Swallowing

    Objectives

    Chewing

    Pharyngeal Phase

    Esophageal Peristalsis

    Receptive Relaxation of the Stomach

    Clinical Applications

    Clinical Tests

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 4 Gastric Emptying

    Objectives

    Anatomic Considerations

    Contractions of the Orad Region of the Stomach

    Contractions of the Caudad Region of the Stomach

    Contractions of the GastroduodenalJunction

    Contractions of the Proximal Duodenum

    Regulation of Gastric Emptying

    Clinical Applications

    Clinical Tests

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 5 Motility of the Small Intestine

    Objectives

    Anatomic Considerations

    Types of Contractions

    Patterns of Contractions

    Vomiting

    Clinical Applications

    Clinical Tests

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 6 Motility of the Large Intestine

    Objectives

    Anatomic Considerations

    Contractions of the Cecum and Ascending Colon

    Contractions of the Descending and Sigmoid Colon

    Motility of the Rectum and Anal Canal

    Control of Motility

    Clinical Significance

    Clinical Tests

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 7 Salivary Secretion

    Objectives

    Functions of Saliva

    Anatomy and Innervation of the Salivary Glands

    Composition of Saliva

    Regulation of Salivary Secretion

    Clinical Correlation

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 8 Gastric Secretion

    Objectives

    Functional Anatomy

    Secretion of Acid

    Origin of the Electrical Potential Difference

    Electrolytes of Gastric Juice

    Stimulants of Acid Secretion

    Stimulation of Acid Secretion

    Inhibition of Acid Secretion

    Pepsin

    Mucus

    Intrinsic Factor

    Growth of the Mucosa

    Clinical Applications

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 9 Pancreatic Secretion

    Objectives

    Functional Anatomy

    Mechanisms of Fluid and Electrolyte Secretion

    Mechanisms of Enzyme Secretion

    Regulation of Secretion

    Cellular Basis for Potentiation

    Response to a Meal

    Clinical Applications

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 10 Bile Secretion and Gallbladder Function

    Objectives

    Overview of the Biliary System

    Constituents of Bile

    Bile Secretion

    Gallbladder Function

    Expulsion of Bile

    Clinical Applications

    Clinical Tests

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 11 Digestion and Absorption OF NUTRIENTS

    Objectives

    Structural-Functional Associations

    Digestion

    Absorption

    Adaptation of Digestive and Absorptive Processes

    Carbohydrate Assimilation

    Protein Assimilation

    Lipid Assimilation

    Vitamins

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 12 Fluid and Electrolyte Absorption

    Objectives

    Bidirectional Fluid FluX

    Ionic Content of Luminal Fluid

    Transport Routes and Processes

    Mechanism for Water Absorption and Secretion

    Intestinal Secretion

    Clinical Applications

    Calcium Absorption

    Iron Absorption

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Chapter 13 Regulation of Food Intake

    Objectives

    Appetite Control

    The Nervous System

    The Endocrine System

    The Gastrointestinal System

    Clinical Applications

    Summary

    Key Words and Concepts

    Appendix A Answer to Self-Study Problems

    Appendix B Comprehensive Multiple-Choice Review Examination

    Index

  • Leonard R. Johnson, PhD, Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, USA
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