Anatomy and Histology of the GI Tract
There’s certainly a lot to cover, and that is exactly where we will start; the abdominal cavity has a sort of “covering” of its own, involving most all of the organs within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. After exploring this covering in detail, we’ll progress systematically, organ by organ down along the GI tract, stopping at each structure to discuss its function and histology.
After listening to this AudioBrick, you should be able to:
- Describe the mesenteries, ligaments, and omental layers of the peritoneum.
- Distinguish regions of the digestive tract as retroperitoneal or with mesentery.
- Identify and describe the anatomy, primary functions, and histology of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and large intestines.
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