Physiology pp 178-206 | Cite as

Gastrointestinal Physiology

  • Roger Thies
Part of the Oklahoma Notes book series (OKLAHOMA)


The gastrointestinal (GI) system consists of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum and associated organs and glands (ie, salivary glands, exocrine pancreas, and liver). Its overall function is to obtain nutrients from the external environment. With the exception of oxygen, all required nutrients are obtained through the GI system.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Thies
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology College of Medicine Health Sciences CenterUniversity of OklohomaOklahoma CityUSA

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