The Digestive System, Systems of the Body Series, 2nd Edition

The Digestive System

2nd Edition Systems of the Body Series

By Margaret E. Smith, PhD DSc, Professor of Experimental Neurology, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK and Dion G. Morton, MD DSc, Professor of Surgery, Academic Department of Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


1 Overview of the digestive system 2 The mouth, salivary glands and oesophagus 3 The stomach: basic functions 4 The stomach: control 5 Pancreas: exocrine functions 6 Liver and biliary system 7 The small intestine 8 Digestion and absorption 9 The absorptive and post-absorptive states 10 The colon 11 Gastrointestinal pathology