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The Gastrointestinal Tract

Handbook of Physiology, Aging

  1. Peter R. Holt

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp110120

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Holt, P. R. 2011. The Gastrointestinal Tract. Comprehensive Physiology. 505–554.

Author Information

  1. Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Salivary Glands
  • 2
    Stomach
    • 2.1
      Gastric Secretion
  • 3
    Small Intestine
    • 3.1
      Morphology
    • 3.2
      Brush Border Membranes
    • 3.3
      Enzymes
    • 3.4
      Intestinal Permeability
    • 3.5
      Protein Synthesis
    • 3.6
      Intestinal Absorption
  • 4
    Gut-Associated Immune System
  • 5
    Splanchnic Blood Flow
  • 6
    Gastrointestinal Motility
    • 6.1
      Esophagus
    • 6.2
      Stomach
    • 6.3
      Neuromuscular Functioning
    • 6.4
      Colon and Rectum
  • 7
    Pancreas
  • 8
    Liver and Biliary Tree
    • 8.1
      Morphology
    • 8.2
      Age-Associated Effects
    • 8.3
      Consequences of Aging
    • 8.4
      Bile
  • 9
    Gastrointestinal Hormones
  • 10
    Cellular Proliferation
    • 10.1
      Esophagus and Stomach
    • 10.2
      Small Intestine
    • 10.3
      Colon
    • 10.4
      Effects of Caloric Restriction