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Chapter 22 - The Gastrointestinal Tract in the Elder

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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The gastrointestinal (GI) system comprises a muscular tube starting from the mouth and ending at the anus, with a lining epithelium that ranges from squamous to columnar epithelium, and accessory organs that include the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. The muscular tube consists of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and anal canal.

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