Hepatic and gastrointestinal disorders

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The liver and gastrointestinal (GI) tract are central to homeostasis, with highly interdependent functions. The concerted action of the liver and GI tract is required for complete digestion and absorption of dietary nutrients. These actions include the production and secretion of bile from the liver, enzymes and bicarbonate from the pancreas, and the enzymes and transport systems of the intestinal tract. Control is exerted by a complex hormonal system, including a range of hormones produced by the gut and pancreas, and by neuronal mechanisms. The nutrients thus absorbed from the gut are first directed to the liver via the portal vein.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9780128179628
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Absorption
  • Bilirubin
  • Cholestasis
  • Digestion
  • Intestines
  • Jaundice
  • Liver
  • Liver enzymes
  • Pancreas


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