Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

6th Edition - March 8, 2018

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  • Editor: Hamid Said
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128124260
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128099544

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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Sixth Edition, a Two-Volume set, covers the study of the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of the GI Tract by linking clinical disease and disorder, thus bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine while also covering breakthroughs in gastroenterology, such as the brain-gut axis and microbiome. Additionally, information is provided at the organism level, including animal models of gastrointestinal disorders and therapeutic possibilities. The book covers a wide range of conditions, from food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and IBS, also exploring emerging techniques to diagnose and normalize functions of the GI tract. As a highly referenced book, this is a useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students.

Key Features

  • Discusses the multiple processes governing gastrointestinal function
  • Presents new information on the brain-gut axis and microbiome
  • Edited by preeminent scientists in the field
  • Includes coverage of issues, such as food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease, IBS, Crohn's disease, and more


Researchers in gastroenterology, physiology, internal medicine, translational medicine and biomedicine as well as clinical gastroenterologists, physiologists, and internists

Table of Contents

  • Volume 1
    Section I: Basic Cell Physiology, Genetics, and Growth of the GI Tract
    Section II: Nerogastroenterology
    Section III: Host Defense Mechanisms

    Volume 2
    Section IV: Physiology of Secretion
    Section V: Digestion and Absorption
    Section VI: Consequences of Disregulated Physiology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1812
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: March 8, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128124260
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128099544

About the Editor

Hamid Said

Dr. Said is a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at the University of California School of Medicine Irvine, CA. He is also a Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA; and Chairman for the Southern California Institute for Research and Education (VALBHS affiliated non-profit).

He serves as a reviewer on a variety of NIH, VA and other national study sections as well as international (European) study sections dealing with medical research in internal medicine and nutrition. He is also a member of Editorial Boards of a number of prestigious medical research journals.

Research in Dr. Said laboratory focuses on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the transport of water-soluble vitamins (folate (vit. B), thiamine (vit. B1), riboflavin (vit. B2), pyridoxine (vit. B6), ascorbic acid (vit. C), biotin (vit. H) and niacin (vit. B3)) in the intestine, kidney, liver and pancreas. Dr. Said's laboratory has published over 160 original research papers in the gastrointestinal and nutrition fields. He has authored many chapters in scientific textbooks as well as a book in these areas. His laboratory has contributed many original discoveries to the field over the years. His research activities are funded by the VA and National Institutes of Health over the past twenty four years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Departments of Medicine and Physiology/Biophysics, University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA

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