0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Gastrointestinal Physiology: The Essentials

Robert A. Levine, MD
JAMA. 1980;243(8):804. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300340062031.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

This deceptively short introduction to gastrointestinal (GI) physiology is, in reality, a complete review of GI function. The content of the monograph includes general GI functions, secretion, and absorption. Considering its brevity, the book, although it has no references, is well indexed. It succeeds in explaining physiological concepts in a clear manner with simple and original illustrations. Difficult concepts such as the intestinal countercurrent exchange mechanism are presented in a concise and dynamic graphic manner.

A unique feature is the brief summaries at the end of all chapters and a comprehensive summary in the final chapter, which can be particularly helpful to the medical and graduate student of GI physiology.

Clinical examples of GI pathophysiology are presented for each topic. They include gastric mucosal damage and acid back diffusion, ischemia of the bowel, reflux esophagitis, gastric outlet obstruction, mucosal barrier breakage, carbohydrate malabsorption, and many others. For the most part,

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();