Gastrointestinal Motility

Jun 28, 2016 by in GASTOINESTINAL SURGERY Comments Off on Gastrointestinal Motility

Fig. 2.1 Transverse section of intestinal smooth muscles. Gap junctions (arrows) are points of low electrical resistance between cells. They allow depolarizing signals to be instantaneously propagated to a large…

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Gastric Physiology

Jun 28, 2016 by in GASTOINESTINAL SURGERY Comments Off on Gastric Physiology

Fig. 3.1 Anatomical and functional regions of the stomach . The anatomical division of the stomach consists of the fundus, antrum, and corpus (body) that reflects differences in motor function….

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Pancreatic Physiology

Jun 28, 2016 by in GASTOINESTINAL SURGERY Comments Off on Pancreatic Physiology

Fig. 4.1 A schematic diagram showing the structure and functional unit of the exocrine pancreas . The acinus is the functional unit of the exocrine pancreas, which is composed of…

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Protein Synthesis and Nutrient Metabolism

Jun 28, 2016 by in GASTOINESTINAL SURGERY Comments Off on Protein Synthesis and Nutrient Metabolism

Protein Mol. Wt. (kDa) Function Ligand binding Albumin 66 Binding and carrier protein, osmotic regulator Hormones, amino acids, steroids, vitamins, fatty acids α-1-acid glycoprotein (orosomucoid) 40 Uncertain, may have role…

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