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Purpose of the GI tract

To add water ions and enzymes to a meal to create an aqueous solution suitable for absorption and transport

2

Purpose of the GI tract

To add water ions and enzymes to a meal to create an aqueous solution suitable for absorption and transport

3

How much fluid enters the upper GI tract daily

8.5L (daily oral intake + salivary, gastric, biliary and pancreatic secretions)

4

Daily faecal fluid excretion

5

Net absorption of fluid

>8L daily

6

The gut is derived from?

endoderm

7

Key GI fuctions are?

Digestion
Absorbtion

8

The primary role of pancreatic and biliary secretions?

Digestion

9

Central role of liver

blood from the gut passes through the liver before reaching the systemic circuit
-detoxification
-metabolism (lipid metabolism/glucose homeostasis)
-excretion

10

How much fluid enters the upper GI tract daily

8.5L (daily oral intake + salivary, gastric, biliary and pancreatic secretions)

11

Daily faecal fluid excretion

12

Net absorption of fluid

>8L daily

13

The gut is derived from?

endoderm

14

Key GI fuctions are?

Digestion
Absorbtion

15

The primary role of pancreatic and biliary secretions?

Digestion

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Central role of liver

blood from the gut passes through the liver before reaching the systemic circuit
-detoxification
-metabolism (lipid metabolism/glucose homeostasis)
-excretion