The gastrointestinal system is responsible for the breakdown and absorption of various foods and liquids needed to sustain life. Other diseases and disorders treated by clinicians in this area include: food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, gallstones, gastritis, GERD, hemorrhoids, IBS, lactose intolerance, pancreatic, appendicitis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcer, stomach ulcer, viral hepatitis, colorectal cancer and liver transplants. Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, 5/e covers the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the GI Tract while linking the clinical disease or disorder, bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine.
The new edition is a highly referenced and useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers, and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students.
- Discusses the multiple processes governing gastrointestinal function
- Each section edited by preeminent scientist in the field
- Updated, four-color illustrations
- Section I: Basic Cell Physiology, Genetics, and Growth of the GI Tract
- Section II: Neurogastroenterology
- Section III: Host Defense Mechanisms
- Section IV: Physiology of Secretion
- Section V: Digestion and Absorption
- Section VI: Consequences of Disregulated Physiology
Leonard R. Johnson, PhD, Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN;
Fayez K. Ghishan, Horace W. Steele Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research Head, Department of Pediatrics and Director, Steele Children's Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.;
Jonathan D. Kaunitz, Greater Los Angeles Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, WLAVA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA;
Juanita L. Merchant, Professor of Internal Medicine and Integrative and Molecular Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.;
Hamid M. Said, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Departments of Medicine and Physiology/Biophysics, University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, California, U.S.A.
Jackie D. Wood, Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology and Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.