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.
- 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
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