Gastrointestinal physiology encompasses the processes behind the regulation of secretions and motility of the gastrointestinal tract to allow for the digestion and absorption of nutrients. To achieve this, the GI tract is heavily regulated by hormonal and nervous components. Since human beings are largely omnivorous, the remarkable length of the GI tract proves advantageous for extracting as much water and energy-rich compounds as possible from what is ingested.
In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic functions of the GI tract, the phases of digestion, the process of nutrient absorption, the hormones related to GI functions, the relationship between the gut and the autonomic nervous system, and the principles behind GI motility.
For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology—emphasizing the biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins—and the histology of all segments of the GI tract.
5 star rating. it is summarized with systematic flow of concepts and question reviews at each stage. i recommend it to every medical student.
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Dr. Thad Wilsson s lectures are brilliant He explains and demonstrates all on the diagram geographically and very memorable. I much appreciated , many thanks.