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2014-03-14 08:27:26

BETHESDA, Md., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology announced today the launch of an initiative

2014-03-12 23:27:16

Hemorrhoid No More designed by Jessica Wright is the latest program for hemorrhoids sufferers who want to eliminate all hemorrhoids related symptoms.

2014-03-12 08:30:38

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation funds groundbreaking research to prevent Crohns and Colitis Disease. NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crohns and Colitis Disease is a

2014-03-11 16:26:53

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury in New Jersey returned a $1.59 million verdict to a former Accutane user against N.J.-based pharmaceutical companies Hoffmann La-Roche

2014-03-10 23:27:46

National network of lawyers continues offer of complimentary consultations to consumers seeking compensation in lawsuits alleging links between diabetes medications Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and

2014-03-05 12:22:20

Scientific study appearing in the journal Risk Analysis raises public health concerns WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wastewater used to irrigate agricultural

2014-03-04 23:26:41

With locations in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, The Giving Tree Wellness Center provides a holistic approach to pain relief and well-being.

2014-03-03 16:25:33

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal

2014-03-03 08:32:34

CCFA Researchers Map Out Strategies to New Drugs and Individualized Therapy for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High-powered


Latest Gastroenterology 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...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...

Stomach
2013-03-04 14:34:35

The stomach is the hollow organ that helps along digestion after mastication (chewing). It is the next step after the esophagus and before the small intestines. Formation and Orientation The stomach is composed of four parts. The cardia is the first part of the stomach in the digestive tract. It is the part of the stomach that allows the food to empty from the esophagus. The most northern part of the stomach is the Fundus. This section is the part that creates the curved part of the...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Esophagus
2012-07-01 19:23:24

The Esophagus is an organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing, food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the esophagus and travels to the stomach via peristalsis -- a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagate in a wave downward. The word esophagus is derived from the Greek word oisophagos, meaning “entrance for eating.” In humans the esophagus is continuous with the...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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