The Alimentary System

  • George M. Maxwell


Many drugs are used to treat disorders of this system; most of them are used to relieve symptoms. Consideration of the principles of gastrointestinal function is the basis of a more rational approach to treatment, and will be considered in some detail.


Gastric Acid Secretion Biliary Atresia Magnesium Trisilicate Lipid Pneumonia Chronic Aggressive Hepatitis 
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Suggestions for Further Reading

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© George M. Maxwell 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Maxwell
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  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

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