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Hans Gregersen and James Christensen
This chapter aims to give the reader a basic understanding of mechanical
theory, especially related to stresses and strains and how these parameters should be
interpreted in comparison with more commonly used distensibility measures. The
bioengineering way of thinking is introduced and references are made to functional
aspects of the gastrointestinal tract. In order to understand the biomechanical
complexity it is important to know about the complex anatomical features of the
gastrointestinal tract as outlined in chapter 1 of this book.
Bioengineering, biomechanics, distensibility, esophagus, fluid flow,
force, intestine, residual strain, stomach, strain, stress, zero-stress state.
College of Bioengineering Chongqing University Chongqing China.