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Gastroenterology Nts

NHTC 7 Gastroenterology - Notes

gastroenterology branch of medicine dealing w/digestive diseases
gastroenterologist physician specializing in the diagnoses and treatment of digestive system disorders
digestive system also referred to as the GI tract (gastrointestinal) or alimentary canal
digestive system consists of mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus
digestive system through which food is ingested, digested & eliminated
accessory digestive organs liver, gallbladder, pancreas
liver produces bile to breakdown fats, removes toxins, regulates blood glucose
gallbladder storage area for bile
pancreas produces digestive enzymes & secretes insulin aiding in processing food and nutrients
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