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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 11 (1997), Issue 1, Pages 49-56

Small Bowel Review - Part I

ABR Thomson,1 E Jarocka-Cyrta,1 J Faria,1 and GE Wild2

1Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Received 2 January 1996; Accepted 10 April 1996

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The small bowel has undergone intense study. Part I of this two-part review of the small bowel focuses on gastrointestinal peptides; intestinal infections and human immunodeficiency virus; drugs; intestinal growth - mucosal proliferation and differentiation; nucleic acids, nucleotides and nucleosides; vitamins and minerals; Whipple's disease; radiation; and early development.