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Gastroenterology

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the structure, function, and diseases of the digestive system. The gastrointestinal tract breaks down food as it is digested to provide energy for the human body to function. During the digestive process, ...

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