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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set
     

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set

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by Hamid M. Said, Fayez K. Ghishan (Editor), Jonathan D. Kaunitz (Editor), Juanita L. Merchant (Editor), Jackie D. Wood (Editor)
 

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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract,Fifth Edition — winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Awardfor Internal Medicine— covers the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the GI Tract while linking the clinical disease or disorder, bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine.

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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract,Fifth Edition — winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Awardfor Internal Medicine— covers the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the GI Tract while linking the clinical disease or disorder, bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine.

The gastrointestinal system is responsible for the breakdown and absorption of various foods and liquids needed to sustain life. Other diseases and disorders treated by clinicians in this area include: food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, gallstones, gastritis, GERD, hemorrhoids, IBS, lactose intolerance, pancreatic, appendicitis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcer, stomach ulcer, viral hepatitis, colorectal cancer and liver transplants.

The new edition is a highly referenced and useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers, and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students.

  • 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Awardfor Internal Medicine
  • Discusses the multiple processes governing gastrointestinal function
  • Each section edited by preeminent scientist in the field
  • Updated, four-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

4 Stars! from Doody
R. John Solaro
This multiauthor, two-volume book is the third edition of a detailed treatise on gastrointestinal physiology and biology. The book is divided into four sections: regulation and growth; motility; salivary, gastric and pancreatic secretion; and digestion and absorption. In addition to the overall editor, there are four associate editors, each an expert in one of the above sections. The purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. The development of molecular biological techniques has resulted in an information explosion in this field. As in the previous editions, the authors are all experts in their fields. The chapters provide an update of the cellular and molecular processes underlying gastrointestinal function and relate it to overall systemic physiology. The book is targeted to teachers, students, and researchers of gastrointestinal physiology as well as to clinical gastroenterologists. It is very useful both for its information and as a source of references. The illustrations are black-and-white and are clearly described. The quality of the illustrations could have been better; some of the lettering is unclear. The references are up-to-date. The encyclopedic nature of the book continues to make this an invaluable asset to anyone interested in gastrointestinal physiology and related fields. The extensive expansion of the section on regulation and the overall diversity of chapters from those on signal transduction to those on intestinal adaptation is very useful. However, two areas are conspicuously underrepresented: the molecular basis of contraction and the molecular regulation ofepithelial ion transport. There is a lot of recent information in these areas, and their inclusion would have made this excellent book perfect.
Booknews
A comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of the state of knowledge in the field, including the extraordinary advances in the knowledge of some areas of gastrointestinal function in the seven years since the second edition--many of which advances have come from the application of knowledge and techniques in the fields of cellular and molecular biology. The work contains 66 chapters arranged in four sections: regulation and growth; motility; salivary, gastric, and pancreatic secretion; and digestion and absorption. The final product again encompasses more than physiology, and is relevant not only to researchers in the various specialized areas, but also to clinical gastroenterologists, teachers, and students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123820266
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Pages:
2308
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.70(h) x 6.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Said is a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at the University of California School of Medicine Irvine, CA. He is also a Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA; and Chairman for the Southern California Institute for Research and Education (VALBHS affiliated non-profit).
He serves as a reviewer on a variety of NIH, VA and other national study sections as well as international (European) study sections dealing with medical research in internal medicine and nutrition. He is also a member of Editorial Boards of a number of prestigious medical research journals.
Research in Dr. Said laboratory focuses on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the transport of water-soluble vitamins (folate (vit. B), thiamine (vit. B1), riboflavin (vit. B2), pyridoxine (vit. B6), ascorbic acid (vit. C), biotin (vit. H) and niacin (vit. B3)) in the intestine, kidney, liver and pancreas. Dr. Said's laboratory has published over 160 original research papers in the gastrointestinal and nutrition fields. He has authored many chapters in scientific textbooks as well as a book in these areas. His laboratory has contributed many original discoveries to the field over the years. His research activities are funded by the VA and National Institutes of Health over the past twenty four years.

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Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Two Volume Set 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To expenasive. Dont get!