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The Digestive System, 3rd Edition. Systems of the Body Series

ISBN: 9780702083761
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The Systems of the Body series has established itself as a highly valuable resource for medical and other health science students following today’s systems-based courses. Now thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, each volume presents the core knowledge of basic science and clinical conditions that medical students need, providing a concise, fully integrated view of each major body system that can be hard to find in more traditionally arranged textbooks or other resources. Multiple case studies help relate key principles to current practice, with links to clinical skills, clinical investigation and therapeutics made clear throughout.

Each (print) volume also now comes with access to the complete, enhanced eBook version, offering easy anytime, anywhere access – as well as self-assessment material to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

The Digestive System provides highly accessible coverage of the core basic science principles in the context of clinical case histories, giving the reader a fully integrated understanding of the system and its major diseases.

    • Digestion from the Start: The Mouth, Salivary Glands and Oesophagus
    • The Stomach: Basic Functions and Control Mechanisms
    • Exocrine Functions of the Pancreas
    • Liver and Biliary System
    • The Small Intestine
    • Digestion and Absorption
    • The Absorptive and Post-Absorptive States
    • The Colon
    • The Intestinal Microbiome

Systems of the Body Series:

    • The Renal System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Nervous System
    • The Digestive System
    • The Endocrine System
    • The Respiratory System
    • The Cardiovascular System
Author Information
By Chris Tselepis; Mohammed Nabil Quraishi and Richard Horniblow


  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Series Editor Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Digestion From the Start: The Mouth, Salivary Glands and Oesophagus
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • The mouth
  • Anatomy and histology of the tongue
  • Causes, diagnosis and treatment
  • Saliva
  • Salivary glands
  • Oesophagus
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Barrett’s metaplasia
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Achalasia
  • 2. The Stomach: Basic Functions and Control Mechanisms
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and morphology of the stomach
  • Important cell types within the stomach
  • Composition of gastric juice
  • Parietal cells
  • Triggers of parietal cell acid secretion
  • Inhibitory control of parietal cell acid secretion
  • The mucosal barrier
  • Acid reduction therapy
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • The role of the stomach in nutrient absorption
  • Secretions of the chief cell
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastric cancer
  • Stomach motility
  • Control of motility in the stomach
  • Control of the pyloric sphincter
  • Control of gastric function by food
  • Gastroparesis
  • 3. Exocrine Functions of the Pancreas
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and morphology
  • Pancreatic juice
  • Pancreatic enzymes
  • Secretion of enzymes and precursors
  • Control of secretion
  • Control of secretion during a meal
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Surgical resection
  • 4. Liver and Biliary System
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Overview of the functioning of the hepatobiliary system
  • Anatomy and morphology of the liver
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Bile
  • Biliary lipids
  • Micelle formation
  • Conjugation of metabolites and drugs
  • Determinants of preferential excretion into bile
  • Transport of organic ions
  • Jaundice
  • Proteins in bile
  • The gallbladder
  • Surgical resection
  • Liver cancer
  • Surgical resection
  • The sphincter of Oddi
  • The enterohepatic circulation of bile acids
  • Control of the hepatobiliary system during a meal
  • 5. The Small Intestine
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and structure
  • Blood supply
  • Surgical resection
  • Structure of the intestinal wall
  • The villus and crypts
  • Cell histology of the villus and the crypt
  • Intestinal secretions
  • Absorption
  • Absorption of drugs
  • Mechanisms of absorption into the blood or lymph
  • Transport of water and electrolytes in different regions of the small intestine
  • Diarrhoea
  • Treatment of diarrhoea
  • Motility in the small intestine
  • Control of motility
  • Drugs that affect intestinal motility
  • 6. Digestion and Absorption
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Absorption
  • Absorption of important nutrients
  • Protein
  • Minerals and trace elements
  • Water-soluble vitamins
  • Lipids
  • 7. The Absorptive And Post-Absorptive States
  • Introduction
  • The absorptive state
  • Glycogen storage disorders
  • Insulin
  • Post-absorptive state
  • Control of the post-absorptive state
  • 8. The Colon
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • The appendix
  • The anal canal
  • Functions of the colon
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Surgical resection
  • 9. The Intestinal Microbiome
  • Clinical outlook
  • Introduction
  • Composition of the microbiome
  • Functions of the intestinal microbiome
  • Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiome
  • Dysbiosis in disease
  • Examining the intestinal microbiome
  • Intestinal microbiome as a therapeutic target
  • Glossary
  • Index