The Digestive System

Systems of the Body Series


  • Margaret Smith, PhD DSc, Professor of Experimental Neurology, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • Dion Morton, MD DSc, Professor of Surgery, Academic Department of Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


Medical and other health science students


Book information

  • Published: May 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3367-4

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