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Famotidine
...  production of stomach acid, thus lessening the pain that patients who suffer from it may feel. The medical condition that triggers the release of stomach acid because of tumors in the pancreas and SMALL INTESTINEs (known as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) may also be treated with Famotidine. Moreover, doctors normally administer this to patients before operations to lower the chances of aspiration  ...

Celiac Disease
...  and doctors accurately determine what is going on and what needs to be done. Celiac disease affects the digestive system of the infected person. In most cases, it is found in the person’s SMALL INTESTINE, and it causes the food to be improperly digested by the body, which can be a real problem. This leads to the body not being able to absorb the vitamins and minerals that it needs in  ...

Crohn’s Disease
...  disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, starts at the mouth and ends all the way down in the anus. It is most common in the lower part of the SMALL INTESTINE, that is why it is categorized as an inflammatory bowel disease, because it generally causes swelling in the intestine that it has infected. This disease is often times hard to diagnose,  ...

Diarrhea
...  there is an abnormal digestion happening inside the intestines. What happens during the normal digestion is that foods are kept liquid due to the water secretion of the stomachs, pancreas, upper SMALL INTESTINEs, and the gallbladder. Diarrhea happens when the stomach secrets large amount of water, causing the stools to have too much fluid and then eventually take the liquid form. In most  ...

Peripheral Ganglia
...  more specifically, in the head. You can also find them in the abdomen, thorax, stomach, spleen, and liver kidney along the pelvis area, which act as the target organs. The genital organs and SMALL INTESTINEs are also involved and they respond to innervations initiated by the postganglionic neurons. The peripheral ganglia are responsible in coordinating innervations coming from other  ...

Gall Bladder
...  the fundus, body and the neck. The neck of the organ tapers to form the biliary tree. It connects with the liver via the hepatic duct. Once stimulated, it pours its secretion in the duodenum of the SMALL INTESTINE through the common bile duct. Histology If you examine a portion of the gall bladder, you will see structures clearly. Simple columnar epithelial tissue lines the surface of the  ...

Lymph Fluid
...  tubular formations that create large and intricate networks within the intercellular spaces of most of our body’s tissue. One example of this would have to be within the villi within our SMALL INTESTINEs. It is here that the lymphactic capillaries are known as lacteals and will be used for the transportation of any products which have been generated by fat absorption away from the GI  ...

Hepatic Portal System
...  serious problems if left unchecked. Since the portal venous system drains blood from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver, this means that any compounds and substances that are absorbed from the SMALL INTESTINEs will pass through the liver before going back to the heart. However, it is important to note that not all of the blood coming from the gastrointestinal tract passes through the  ...

Branches Of The Aorta Abdominal Region
...  just under the celiac trunk and along the aorta’s anterior abdominal region. This solitary vessel provides blood to the appendix, cecum, part of the transverse colon, ascending colon, and the SMALL INTESTINE. Another branch is the renal arteries, which supplies blood to the kidneys. Suprenal arteries, on the other hand supply blood to the adrenal glands. Just below the renal arteries are  ...

Large Intestine
...  body’s large intestine is in charge of three major duties. First, it receives the undigested food from the SMALL INTESTINE. Next, it is the receptacle of excess water and electrolytes that have been unused by the chimes. And, it facilitates the expulsion of solid waste materials out of the gastrointestinal tract. Measuring more or less 5 feet in length, and about 2 ½ inches in  ...


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