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Gallbladders To remove them or not to remove them

Gallbladders: To remove them or not to remove them?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even though it's one of the most common procedures performed on older adults, the majority of those that would benefit the most from gallbladder removal are not having the surgery, according...

Latest Digestive system Stories

2014-12-23 23:03:31

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned about the risks of dietary supplements containing live bacteria or yeast being taken by patients with compromised immune systems.

2014-12-23 12:24:13

New ohso® Probiotic Chocolate Bars LEONIA, N.J., Dec.

2014-12-18 23:02:34

New from the #1 Natural Digestive Care Company, Renew Life introduces Digest Smart, a line of high potency digestive enzyme supplements that help alleviate gas, bloating, and indigestion, and

2014-12-18 08:27:28

FORT WORTH, Texas, December 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Europe Probiotic Market report defines and segments the market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue.

2014-12-05 12:25:10

HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperbiotics today announced a groundbreaking immune system formula, a first-time combination that enhances immune function on all fronts.

2014-12-03 08:26:08

LONDON, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SummaryThe active pharmaceutical ingredients worldwide market is in continuous development from the recent years.

2014-12-02 23:10:04

UAS Laboratories, LLC (Wausau, Wisconsin, USA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain intellectual property assets of Micropharma Limited, Montreal, Canada, whose brilliant researchers

turkey day science
2014-11-26 06:59:57

When you sit down to enjoy your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, you can do so content in the knowledge that it will not only tickle your taste buds, but it could one day help save your life.

gut microbes
2014-11-24 23:04:44

Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

2014-11-24 12:26:52

GERD Awareness Week is Nov. 23-29; learn the facts about diet and lifestyle changes that can help reduce GERD symptoms DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov.


Latest Digestive system Reference Libraries

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Pharynx
2013-03-05 15:00:19

The pharynx is situated directly after the mouth and nose and lies right before the esophagus. Formation and Orientation The pharynx is divided into three separate sections. The nasopharynx is the first part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the base of the skull. The pharyngeal tonsils are located on the back wall of the nasopharynx. This portion of the pharynx is connected to the middle easr by the Eustachian tubes. The nasopharynx is linked to the nasal cavities...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.