Gastrointestinal Physiology

Author: Leonard R. Johnson


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  • ISBN: 9780323100854
  • Author: Leonard R. Johnson
  • Publ Date: 2013-08-28
  • Edition: 8
  • Pages: 176
  • Imprint: MOSBY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194153

Table of Contents :

1. Regulation: Peptides of the Gastrointestinal Tract 2. Regulation: Nerves and Smooth Muscle 3. Swallowing 4. Gastric Emptying 5. Motility of the Small Intestine 6. Motility of the Large Intestine 7. Salivary Secretion 8. Gastric Secretion 9. Pancreatic Secretion 10. Bile Production, Secretion, and Storage 11. Digestion and Absorption 12. Fluid and Electrolyte Absorption 13. The Splanchnic Circulation Appendix: Review Examination


Gastrointestinal Physiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Monograph Series, explains the fundamentals of gastrointestinal physiology in a clear and concise manner. Ideal for your systems-based curriculum, this fully updated medical textbook provides you with a basic understanding of how the GI system functions in both health and disease.

Author Biography:

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.


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