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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 159-165

Small Bowel Review - Part II

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

Copyright © 1997 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 small bowel has undergone intense study. Part II of this review of the small bowel summarizes the current knowledge about the permeability of the gastrointestinal epithelium; the brush border membrane; motility; carbohydrates; diabetes; ethanol; diet; and diagnostic procedures.