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Alimentary Excretion of Environmental Agents and Unnatural Compounds

Handbook of Physiology, Reactions to Environmental Agents

  1. Carl J. Pfeiffer1,
  2. Osmo Hänninen2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp090133

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Pfeiffer, C. J. and Hänninen, O. 2011. Alimentary Excretion of Environmental Agents and Unnatural Compounds. Comprehensive Physiology. 513–535.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Alimentary Excretion of Organic and Inorganic Substances
    • 1.1
      Salivary Excretion
    • 1.2
      Excretion From Respiratory to Gastrointestinal Tract
    • 1.3
      Transfer of Foreign Compounds Into Gastric Contents
    • 1.4
      Intestinal Excretion
    • 1.5
      Pancreatic Excretion
    • 1.6
      General Mechanisms of Biliary Excretion of Foreign Compounds
    • 1.7
      Alimentary Excretion of Selected Pharmacological Agents
    • 1.8
      Alimentary Excretion of Selected Environmental Agents
  • 2
    Enteric Factors that May Modify Alimentary Excretion
    • 2.1
      Mucosal and Hepatic Conjugation
    • 2.2
      Presence of Bile
    • 2.3
      Gut Bacteria and Enterohepatic Circulation
    • 2.4
      Chelating Agents
  • 3
    Concluding Remarks