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Digestive System

Structure and Function of the Large Intestine

18th March 2016

This topic begins with a diagrammatic overview of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with particular relevance to the structure and function of the large intestine. The topic then breaks down into the structure and function of the various parts of the large intestine, including the appendix, caecum, colon (ascending, descending, transverse and sigmoid), rectum and anal […]

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Gut Functions and Control

18th March 2016

This topic begins with an interactive animation detailing the anatomy of the digestive tract. The general structure of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is described and supported by a diagram showing the layers of the tract wall. Another animation demonstrating peristalsis is included and the three phases of swallowing are described. This resource was created by Prof […]

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Structure and Function of the Large Intestine

18th March 2016

This topic describes the structure and function of the various parts of the large intestine, including the appendix, caecum, colon (ascending, descending, transverse and sigmoid), rectum and anal canal. The descriptions for each of the above parts are accompanied by diagrams. This resource was created  by  Raja Habib, St George’s, University of London and can be downloaded here.

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Structure and Function of the Pancreas

18th March 2016

This topic starts with a labelled diagram, showing the position of the pancreas in relation to the jejunum and small intestine. A table clearly differentiates the pancreas as an exocrine and endocrine gland. This resource was created by Jean Shapcott,St George’s, University of London and can be downloaded here.

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Gastro-intestinal Tract

17th March 2016

This resource has a thorough introduction to the whole gastro-intestinal tract. An animation illustrates the pathway taken by food as it travels through the digestive system. Peristalsis is illustrated using an animation. Students can test their knowledge of the components of the GI tract with a show/hide feature. The topic finishes with an overview of […]

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Web Anatomy: Self Tests

23rd September 2015

Web Anatomy: Self Tests Web Anatomy: Self Tests is a selection of online quizzes aimed at various aspects of physiology and it’s underlying biochemistry. Quizzes are in a variety of different formats including: MCQ, Blank Space and Drag and Drop for different ways of reinforcing the information.  Physiological topics include: Histology, Integumentary System, Skeletal System,  Muscular System, Nervous System, Endocrine System,  Cardiovascular […]

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