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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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

Small Intestine

...  microvilli and plicae circulares. Movement of the small intestine is allowed by the mesentery, primarily due to its fan shape, but prevents twisting or kinking. The mesentery also supplies the SMALL INTESTINES with the chemicals carried by the blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and the nerves. The small intestine measures 1 inch in diameter and 12 feet in length. When a person dies, the  ...

Parathyroid Glands

...  blood calcium level is released by the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands counteract this by secreting a hormone that does the opposite, it raises blood calcium level through working on the SMALL INTESTINES, the bones and the  ...