The Geometry of the System: The Structure of the Gastrointestinal Tract as a Mechanical Device
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Hans Gregersen and James Christensen
The gastrointestinal tract constitutes an uninterrupted channel through the
organism with separate ports for intake and output. This chapter deals first with the basic
structure of the wall of the alimentary conduit and with the modifications encountered in
each of the various organs, with emphasis on basis anatomy and morphology of the system
for a better understanding of the mechanical (motility, distensibility and flow) function and
Anatomy, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, large intestine, small
intestine, sphincters, stomach, structure.
College of Bioengineering Chongqing University Chongqing China.