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Gastrointestinal Physiology

Development, Principles and Mechanisms of Regulation

  • Presents detailed mechanisms of the regulation of gastrointestinal (GI) functioning in health and disease

  • Equips readers with comprehensive knowledge of all organs related to the GI system

  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of gastroenterology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 107-199
  3. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 227-315
  4. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 353-453
  5. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 455-526
  6. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 527-684
  7. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 685-771
  8. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 871-972
  9. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 973-989
  10. Menizibeya Osain Welcome
    Pages 991-1007

About this book


This book offers one of the most comprehensive reviews in the field of gastrointestinal (GI) physiology, guiding readers on a journey through the complete digestive tract, while also highlighting related organs and glandular systems. It is not solely limited to organ system physiology, and related disciplines like anatomy and histology, but also examines the molecular and cellular processes that keep the digestive system running. As such, the book provides extensive information on the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of functions in the GI system. 

Chapters on the roles of the gut as an endocrine, exocrine and neural organ, as well as its microbiome functions, broaden readers’ understanding of the multi-organ networks in the human body. To help illustrate the interconnections between the physiological concepts, principles and clinical presentations, it outlines clinical examples such as pathologies that link basic science with clinical practice in special “clinical correlates” sections. Covering both traditional and contemporary topics, it is a valuable resource for biomedical students, as well as healthcare and scientific professionals.


Gastrointestinal Physiology Digestive Physiology Gastrology Endocrine Secretion Hepato-billiary Physiology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical SciencesCollege of Health Sciences, Nile University of NigeriaFCT-AbujaNigeria

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