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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 4, Issue 8, Pages 503-516

Update in Small Bowel Physiology: Part 2

RJ Fingerote, S Churnratanakul, M Keelan, K Madsen, and ABR Thomson

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Albert, Canada

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The recent advances in clinically important diseases of the small intestine have been reviewed however, the basis for many of these clinical advances rests with important observations on alterations in the physiology of the small intestine, as well as mechanistic observations of alterations in small 1nrestinal function in models of human disease. In this review a summary of the past year's literature is presented which will draw attention to the considerable progress in small bowel physiology which will soon be translated into an improved understanding of the pathophysiology of a variety of intestinal disorders.