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Digestive System resources.
This resource is an online textbook for digestive system anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
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A thorough, interactive introduction to the GI tract, including animations of food movement and peristalsis and an overview of the gastric juices.
An interactive animation detailing the anatomy of the digestive tract and the layers of the tract wall, an animation showing peristalsis, and descriptions of the three phases of swallowing.
An illustrated description of the structure and function of the stomach with a table summarising the digestive enzymes of the stomach.
A labelled diagram, showing the position of the pancreas in relation to the jejunum and small intestine and a table showing the pancreas as an exocrine and endocrine gland.
Describes the structure and function of the various parts of the large intestine, including the appendix, caecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal.
A diagrammatic overview of the GI tract with particular relevance to the structure and function of the large intestine. Descriptions for each part are accompanied by diagrams and histological images.
This resource provides interactive tutorial about jaundice and liver metabolism/anatomy.
The resource below is an online interactive tool and tutorial explaining liver physiology, detoxification and nutrient metabolism.
Describes the positive and negative effects of drinking alcohol. It looks at alcohol’s journey through the body and its effect on the liver.
What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a ‘hangover’ to cirrhosis this unit looks at the harmful effects of alcohol both in the short and long term.
This resource provides the role of the liver in the metabolism of drugs.
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