Functional Causes of Disturbed Gastric Function

  • Andre Dubois
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


The stomach is a reservoir placed between the esophagus and the small intestine. It allows short-term storage of food, initiates peptic digestion, and ensures a timely delivery of liquefied and partly digested nutrients to the small intestine. To better understand functional disorders of the stomach, it is necessary to have a good knowledge of gastric anatomy and physiology.


Anorexia Nervosa Gastric Emptying Functional Dyspepsia Gastric Motility Nonulcer Dyspepsia 
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  • Andre Dubois
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Gastrointestinal and Liver Studies, Digestive Diseases Division, Department of MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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