The Human Body: The Digestive System, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302522
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302529
  • DDC: 612.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The satisfaction derived from savoring a steak or indulging in an ice cream sundae is only one aspect of a larger process that occurs in the human digestive system. From the moment food enters our mouths until long after we have finished a meal, the body engages in an extensive routine designed to retain nutrients and discard waste. This comprehensive book examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Beginning of the Digestive Tract.
2: Mouth and Oral Structures.
3: Saliva.
4: The Passage of Food into the Stomach.
5: Swallowing.
6: The Pharynx.
7: The Esophagus.
8: The Stomach.
9: Anatomy of the Lower Digestive Tract.
10: The Small Intestine.
11: The Large Intestine.
12: Digestive Glands and Hormones.
13: The Liver.
14: The Biliary Tract.
15: The Pancreas.
16: Hormones of the Gastrointestinal Tract.
17: Features of the Digestive Tract.
18: Role of Digestion.
19: Utilization of Food by the Body.
20: Nutrient Digestion.
21: Movement of Gas Through the Digestive Tract.
22: The Digestive Tract as an Organ of Immunity.
23: Diseases of the Upper Digestive Tract.
24: Diseases of the Mouth and Oral Cavity.
25: Diseases of the Salivary Glands.
26: Diseases of the Esophagus.
27: Diseases of the Stomach.
28: Disease of the Intestines.
29: Diseases of the Small Intestine.
30: Diseases of the Large Intestine.
31: Diseases of the Liver and Pancreas.
32: Diseases of the Liver.
33: Diseases of the Biliary Tract.
34: Diseases of the Pancreas.