Diseases Of The Digestive System List

  The digestive system consists of the digestive tract also called gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and accessory organs (salivary glands, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder) that help body digest food. Some affect the digestive system and the conditions can be acute, lasting only a short time, while others are chronic, or long-lasting. Below a list of thirty-nine […]

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Gastrointestinal Hormones – Gastrin And Cholecystokinin (CCK)

  This post describes two of the most-studied GI hormones – gastrin and cholecystokinin (CCK). Numerous hormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters affect gastrointestinal function. Moreover, a good number of the classical gastrointestinal (GI) hormones are also synthesized in the brain, and sometimes referred to as “brain-gut peptides”. The significance of this pattern of expression remains unclear. […]

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Types Of Gastrointestinal Hormones

  After reading this summary, you would understand the advantages the GI hormone system have over other regulatory systems. Moreover, you would understand the “classic” gastrointestinal (GI) hormones that are members of the gastrin and secretin families. Finally, this post will help you understand those GI hormones that have clinical applications (e.g. somatostatin, VIP, GIP) […]

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A list of Digestive Hormones And Their Functions

  This post is to help our readers understand the robust control/regulatory systems that coordinate digestive processes in humans. We believe you already know that both nervous and endocrine systems provide this control. However, this post is an overview of the enteric endocrine system. The classical GI hormones are secreted by epithelial cells lining the […]

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Digestive Glands – Secretions into the Small Intestine

  In our previous post, we considered gastric glands and the role of their secretion in the digestive system. The present post describes the secretion of the small intestine –succus entericus. After reading this post, you would understand the composition of this important secretion, as well as the function it serves in the digestive system. […]

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