Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology

1st Edition

Print 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 Dise


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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