Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Three-Volume Set


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

This comprehensive three-volume encyclopedia is a comprehensive study of the entire digestive pathway, with nearly 500 focused articles. Each specific anatomical site such as the esophagus, stomach, liver, and pancreas is covered in its own subject area. The biology of gastroenterology is dealt with in areas such as anatomy and development, cell biology, and hormones, while clinical issues are also thoroughly covered in sections such as surgery, cancer, parasitology, and radiology and endoscopy. The Associate Editors include: David H. Alpers, Kim E. Barrett, John M. Carethers, Mark Feldman, Gregory J. Gores, Richard J. Grand, Martin F. Kagnoff, Rodger A. Liddle, Shelly Lu, James Lee Madara, Charles M. Mansbach II, Alexander R. Margulis, John A. Williams, Douglas W. Wilmore, and Jackie D. Wood.This stellar reference work will appeal to academic and clinical gastroenterologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, physiologists, hepatologists, as well as general medical practitioners and nutritionists.
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Academic and Clinical Gastroenterologists, Nephrologists, Endocrinologists, Physiologists, Hepatologists, General Medical Practitioners, and Nutritionists.


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"...a simple to use and straightforward resource...recommended for medical and academic libraries." -Mary Congleton, Health Sciences Librarian, Southern Kentucky AHEC/University of Kentucky Medical Center Health Sciences Library

Table of Contents

Topics Include:Abdominal Aortic AneurysmAchalasiaAgingAIDS, Biliary Manifestations ofAIDS, Hepatic Manifestations ofAlcohol MetabolismAlcoholic Liver Injury, Hepatic Manifestations ofAlimentary Tract, MRI of theAlpha 1-Antitrypsin DeficiencyAmylaseAmyloidosisAnal CanalAnal CancerAnal SphincterAnorexia NervosaAntacidsAppendicitisAppetiteArachidonic AcidAscitesAutoimmune Liver DiseaseAutonomic InnervationBacterial ToxinsBarium RadiographyBarostatBarrett's EsophagusBarrier Function in Lipid AbsorptionBeh et's DiseaseBelchingBezoarsBile CompositionBile Duct Injuries and FistulasBile FlowBile FormationBiliary Tract, Benign Tumors of theBiliary Tract, Developmental Anomalies of theBilirubin and JaundiceBoerhaave's SyndromeBorborygmusBrain-Gut AxisBreath TestsBudd-Chiari SyndromeBulimia NervosaCalcitonin Gene-Related PeptideCalcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D Absorption, Metabolism, and DeficiencyCancer, Overview (Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes)Carbohydrate Digestion and AbsorptionCeliac DiseaseCeliac Disease, PediatricChagas' DiseaseChief CellsCholangiohepatitis, OrientalCholecystectomyCholecystokininCholelithiasis, Complications ofCholestasis and Biliary Atresia, NeonatalCholestatic Diseases, ChronicCholesterol AbsorptionCirculation, OverviewCobalaminColectomyColitis Cystica ProfundaColitis, Collagenous and LymphocyticColitis, IndeterminateColitis, UlcerativeColon, AnatomyColonic Absorption and SecretionComplementary and Alternative MedicineComputed Tomography (CT)ConstipationConstipation, PediatricCrohn's DiseaseCrohn's Disease, PediatricCryptosporidiumCystic Fibrosis and MeconuimileusCytochrome P450DefecationDevelopment, OverviewDiabetes MellitusDiabetic GastroparesisDiabetic NeuropathiesDiaphragmatic HerniaDiarrheaDiarrhea, InfectiousDiarrhea, PediatricDiet and Environment, Role in Colon CancerDisinhibitory Motor DisorderDuodenal MotilityDuodenal UlcerDuodenitisDyspepsia, Non-UlcerativeDysphagiaEhlers-Danlos SyndromeElectrical Rhythm, BasicElectrogastrographyEmesisEndoscopic UltrasoundEndoscopy, Complications ofEnteral NutritionEnteric Nervous SystemEnterochromaffin-like (ECL) CellsEosinophilic GastroenteritisEpithelia, Proliferation ofEpithelia, Repair ofEpithelial Barrier FunctionErosive and Hemorrhagic Gastritis (Gastropathy)Esophageal StricturesEsophageal SurgeryEsophageal TraumaEsophagus, AnatomyEsophagus, DevelopmentExocrine PancreasFamilial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)Familial Risk of Gastrointestinal CancersFast Track SurgeryFat Digestion and AbsorptionFatty LiverFecal IncontinenceFibrogenesisFolate DeficiencyFood AllergyFood SafetyFoodborne DiseasesForeign BodiesFungal InfectionsGallbladder CancerGallstones, Pathophysiology ofGastric Acid Secretion