Gastrointestinal Motility

The Integration of Physiological Mechanisms

  • David Grundy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 169-184

About this book


The basis of this book is a ten-lecture course on the control of gastrointesti­ nal motility given each year to the final year undergraduate students in Physiology at Sheffield University. A naive thought led me to believe that the conversion of my lecture notes into the present book would be a relatively easy task. I now know differently. As there is no equivalent undergraduate course elsewhere that I know of, it would be dishonest of me to claim this book to be an undergraduate text. The comprehensive way in which I have dealt with the subject, together with the inclusion of the most up-to-date material, make the book more relevant to postgraduate students of physiology, medicine and related sciences who require an introduction to the field of gastrointestinal motility and its control. I have, however, attempted to present the current concepts on the physiological mechanisms regulating motility in a way which under­ graduates, as well as postgraduates, will find readable, informative and, hopefully, enjoyable.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David Grundy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-9357-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9355-2
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