Human Physiology

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Gastrointestinal Physiology – Content Outline and General Learning Objectives PGY 451/551 Content Outline General Learning Objectives Overview of Functional Processes Define and distinguish motility, secretion, digestion, and absorption Anatomy of the Digestive System List major regions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in proper order List the major accessory glands/organs of the digestive system Describe the relations between the functional processes of the GI tract and the functions of the accessory glands. Histology of the Digestive System Identify the four major layers of the GI tract and describe the tissue properties of each layer Describe the functions of each of the major layers of the GI tract and associate these functions with one or more anatomical features of that layer Processes 1. Motility Peristalsis Segmentation Propulsion Mixing 2. Secretion Enzymes Water and Electrolytes Mucus 3. Digestion/Absorption Carbohydrates Proteins Lipids Electrolytes 4. Regulation Enteric Nervous System Properties Compare and contrast four important contractile properties of GI smooth muscle and skeletal muscle Describe the difference between peristalsis and segmentation and explain
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course PGY 451 taught by Professor Baizer during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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