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Organs, Systems, and Surgery

Organs, Systems, and Surgery (First Edition)

William Fullick and James Fullick
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date: 12 July 2024

p. 1015. From Food to Faeceslocked

p. 1015. From Food to Faeceslocked

  • William Fullick
  •  and James Fullick


This chapter details the processes of digestion, which is handled using a complex series of feedback loops. It explains that the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is a formidably complicated collection of interdependent organs. The organs of the gastrointestinal tract work from the mouth to the anus to break down and absorb the nutrients found in consumed food. Thus, any diseases affecting any part of the GI tract can have significant effects on people's nutritional state. The chapter explains that surgery can provide treatment for the disease, but the procedure might trigger other complications, such as colostomies or shortened bowels.

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