Author/Editor     Stožer, Andraž; Dolenšek, Jurij; Rupnik, Marjan
Title     Fiziologija prebavne cevi, 1. del
Translated title     Gastrointestinal pjysiology, part 1
Type     članek
Source     Med Razgl
Vol. and No.     Letnik 49, št. 4
Publication year     2010
Volume     str. 371-89
ISSN     0025-8121
Language     slo
Abstract     The food that we ingest travels from the mouth to the anus. Along this route, the comp osition of the luminal content changes significantly, since some of the constituents are removed while others are added and eventually food is transform ed into feces. This article begins with adetailed outline of gastrointestinal motility. The latter supports the mostly unidirectional longitudinal movement of the luminal content while also allowing - in a controlled manner for the content to be retained in the cavities of the gastrointestinal traet. In the following two chapters, the physiology of the stomach, salivary glands and pancreas is covered. These organs crucially alter the mechanical and chemical composition of the bolus to enable the assimilation of nutrients, as well as the absorption of vitamins, mineraIs, electrolytes and water that are discussed in the following article, i.e. the Gastrointestinal phisyology, part 2. The clinical boxes are provided to help the reader along his passage through the text, strengthen the contextual connection between the two parts and exemplify the use of basic knowledge in clinical practice.
Descriptors     GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY
INTESTINAL SECRETIONS
DIGESTION
STOMACH
GASTRIC ACID
GASTRIC JUICE
PANCREAS
PANCREATIC JUICE
INTESTINAL ABSORPTION