RICHARD J. REITEMEIER, M.D.
Increase in knowledge of the physiology of absorption by the gastrointestinal tract has not kept pace with advances in knowledge of renal and cardiac physiology. Contributing factors that, in part, explain this lack of progress include the relative inaccessibility of the gastrointestinal tract, its considerable length, the difficulty of sampling the portal blood, and the scarcity of adequate methods for measurement of absorption. In recent years, however, new tools and technics have appeared and have stimulated new interest and efforts. An attempt has been made in this discussion to survey only a part of the considerable literature in the field
REITEMEIER RJ. NEWER PHYSIOLOGY OF ABSORPTION FROM THE INTESTINE1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:993–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-993
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