Gastroenterologists require detailed knowledge regarding the anatomy of the GI system in order to understand the disturbances caused by diseases they diagnose and treat.
Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology will bring together the world?s leading names to present a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physiological features of the gastrointestinal tract.
Full colour and with excellent anatomical and clinical figures throughout, it will provide succinct, authoritative and didactic anatomic and physiologic information on all the key areas, including GI motility, hepatic structure, GI hormones, gastric secretion and absorption of nutrients.
GI trainees will enjoy the self-assessment MCQs, written to the level they will encounter during their Board exams, and the seasoned gastroenterologist will value it as a handy reference book and refresher for re-certification exams
John F. Reinus
, Douglas Simon
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:
18 April 2014
Professional and scholarly
Contributors, vi Preface, ix About the companion website, x 1 Structure and innervation of hollow viscera, 1 Laura D. Wood & Elizabeth A. Montgomery 2 Gastrointestinal hormones in the regulation of gut function in health and disease, 15 John Del Valle 3 Gastrointestinal motility, 33 Ikuo Hirano & Darren Brenner 4 Gastrointestinal immunology and ecology, 46 Shehzad Z. Sheikh & Scott E. Plevy 5 Gastric physiology, 58 Mitchell L. Schubert 6 Structure and function of the exocrine pancreas, 78 James H. Grendell 7 Absorption and secretion of fluid and electrolytes, 92 Lawrence R. Schiller 8 Absorption of nutrients, 108 Lawrence R. Schiller 9 Hepatic structure and function, 129 Michelle T. Long & Lawrence S. Friedman 10 The splanchnic circulation, 149 Peter R. Kvietys & D. Neil Granger 11 Composition and circulation of the bile, 164 Allan W. Wolkoff 12 Bilirubin metabolism, 173 Allan W. Wolkoff Index, 183
Edited by John F. Reinus,MD, Montefiore Medical Center and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA Douglas Simon,MD, Jacobi Medical Center and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, US
Reviews for Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology: The Essentials
This is an outstanding, succinct paperback text of the normal physiology of the digestive system written by an authoritative team of experts that is likely to become the standard reading for introductory courses to digestive system physiology. It is also a quick read for practicing gastroenterologists, surgeons, or internists who appreciate the value of understanding the cutting edge of physiologic principles of our field. (Gastroenterology, 1 June 2015)