Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set

Other | July 4, 2012

byHamid M. Said, Hamid M. Said

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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Fifth Edition -winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine - covers the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the GI Tract while linking the clinical disease or disorder, bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine.

The gastrointestinal system is responsible for the breakdown and absorption of various foods and liquids needed to sustain life. Other diseases and disorders treated by clinicians in this area include: food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, gallstones, gastritis, GERD, hemorrhoids, IBS, lactose intolerance, pancreatic, appendicitis, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, peptic ulcer, stomach ulcer, viral hepatitis, colorectal cancer and liver transplants.

The new edition is a highly referenced and useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers, and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students.



  • 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine
  • Discusses the multiple processes governing gastrointestinal function
  • Each section edited by preeminent scientist in the field
  • Updated, four-color illustrations

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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Fifth Edition -winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine - covers the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the GI Tract while linking the clinical disease or disorder, bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine.The g...

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...

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Format:OtherDimensions:2308 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 4, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123820278

ISBN - 13:9780123820273

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Table of Contents

VOLUME ISection I: Basic Cell Physiology, Genetics, and Growth of the GI Tract Section II: Neurogastroenterology Section III: Host Defense MechanismsVOLUME IISection IV: Physiology of Secretion Section V: Digestion and Absorption Section VI: Consequences of Disregulated Physiology