Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123868602, 9780080547787

Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: Leonard Johnson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123868602
eBook ISBN: 9780080547787
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd November 2003
Page Count: 2311


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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.

Key Features

  • Only comprehensive work on the market covering all aspects of gastroenterology
  • Contains over 475 articles ranging from pediatrics to radiology, cancer to nutrition
  • Written to be accessible to clinical and academic audiences
  • Developed under the direction of a distinguished board of editors, with articles written by experts in their field 
  • Numerous illustrations, including color figures, support and amplify the article content


Academic and Clinical Gastroenterologists, Nephrologists, Endocrinologists, Physiologists, Hepatologists, General Medical Practitioners, and Nutritionists

Table of Contents

Topics Include: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Achalasia Aging AIDS, Biliary Manifestations of AIDS, Hepatic Manifestations of Alcohol Metabolism Alcoholic Liver Injury, Hepatic Manifestations of Alimentary Tract, MRI of the Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Amylase Amyloidosis Anal Canal Anal Cancer Anal Sphincter Anorexia Nervosa Antacids Appendicitis Appetite Arachidonic Acid Ascites Autoimmune Liver Disease Autonomic Innervation Bacterial Toxins Barium Radiography Barostat Barrett's Esophagus Barrier Function in Lipid Absorption Behçet's Disease Belching Bezoars Bile Composition Bile Duct Injuries and Fistulas Bile Flow Bile Formation Biliary Tract, Benign Tumors of the Biliary Tract, Developmental Anomalies of the Bilirubin and Jaundice Boerhaave's Syndrome Borborygmus Brain-Gut Axis Breath Tests Budd-Chiari Syndrome Bulimia Nervosa Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D Absorption, Metabolism, and Deficiency Cancer, Overview (Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes) Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption Celiac Disease Celiac Disease, Pediatric Chagas' Disease Chief Cells Cholangiohepatitis, Oriental Cholecystectomy Cholecystokinin Cholelithiasis, Complications of Cholestasis and Biliary Atresia, Neonatal Cholestatic Diseases, Chronic Cholesterol Absorption Circulation, Overview Cobalamin Colectomy Colitis Cystica Profunda Colitis, Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis, Indeterminate Colitis, Ulcerative Colon, Anatomy Colonic Absorption and Secretion Complementary and Alternative Medicine Computed Tomography (CT) Constipation Constipation, Pediatric Crohn's Disease Crohn's Disease, Pediatric Cryptosporidium Cystic Fibrosis and Meconuimileus Cytochrome P450 Defecation Development, Overview Diabetes Mellitus Diabetic Gastroparesis Diabetic Neuropathies Diaphragmatic Hernia Diarrhea Diarrhea, Infectious Diarrhea, Pediatric Diet and Environment, Role in Colon Cancer Disinhibitory Motor Disorder Duodenal Motility Duodenal Ulcer Duodenitis Dyspepsia, Non-Ulcerative Dysphagia Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Electrical Rhythm, Basic Electrogastrography Emesis Endoscopic Ultrasound Endoscopy, Complications of Enteral Nutrition Enteric Nervous System Enterochromaffin-like (ECL) Cells Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Epithelia, Proliferation of Epithelia, Repair of Epithelial Barrier Function Erosive and Hemorrhagic Gastritis (Gastropathy) Esophageal Strictures Esophageal Surgery Esophageal Trauma Esophagus, Anatomy Esophagus, Development Exocrine Pancreas Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) Familial Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers Fast Track Surgery Fat Digestion and Absorption Fatty Liver Fecal Incontinence Fibrogenesis Folate Deficiency Food Allergy Food Safety Foodborne Diseases Foreign Bodies Fungal Infections Gallbladder Cancer Gallstones, Pathophysiology of Gastric Acid Secretion


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About the Editor-in-Chief

Leonard Johnson

Leonard R. Johnson received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan and then trained with Dr. Morton I. Grossman at UCLA. He spent 17 years as a Professor of Physiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston before moving to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology. He is the author or coauthor of over 250 papers on gastrointestinal physiology and holds an NIH MERIT Award. Currently he is the Vice Chancellor for Research at Tennessee.

Affiliations and Expertise

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, TN, USA


"...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