Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set book cover

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Fifth Edition - winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine - 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 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.

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.


Clinical gastroenterologists, physiologists, and internists, as well as, professional researchers in gastroenterology, physiology, internal medicine, translational medicine and biomedicine.

Hardbound, 2308 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-382026-6


    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


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