The digestive system: part 2
Charles Hendry Retired. Former senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Alistair Farley Retired. Former lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Ella McLafferty Retired. Former senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Carolyn Johnstone Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
This article, which forms part of the life sciences series and is the second of two articles on the digestive system, explores the structure and function of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas. It is important that nurses understand how the digestive system works and identify its role in maintaining health. The gross structures of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas associated with the gastrointestinal tract are described, along with relevant physiology and pathologies.
28, 25, 37-44.
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 18 December 2012
Accepted: 18 March 2013
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