Anatomy and physiology of the stomach

David Soybel

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In this article, key concepts in gastric anatomy and physiology are reviewed. Attention is given to historical development of concepts of acid secretion, to the role of stomach in digestion, and to the mechanisms that protect gastric mucosa from acid and hostile luminal conditions. Evolving ideas that may influence understanding of the physiologic consequences of emerging therapeutics, and procedures that target anatomy or function of the stomach are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-894
Number of pages20
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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