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Gastroenterology 

Gastroenterology
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Gastroenterology
Author(s):

Robert E. Sedlack

, Conor G. Loftus

, Amy S. Oxentenko

, and Thomas R. Viggiano

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199755691.003.0210
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date: 29 January 2020

Part 1 reviews the major portions of the gastrointestinal system (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, and pancreas), their function (motility, acid production, enzymatic function, and absorption), and various disorders associated with them (dysmotility, ulceration, malabsorption, inflammation, and dysplasia). Symptoms, diagnostic testing, and treatment of common gastrointestinal conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreatitis, are reviewed.

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