The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders

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The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders

Format:  Hardcover,

353 pages

Publisher: Facts on File

Publish Date: Nov 2010

ISBN-13: 9780816076611

ISBN-10: 0816076618

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The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders, Second Edition is a one-stop guide to the gastrointestinal system and everything that can go wrong with it. Entries explain the organs of the digestive system and how they work, the digestive process, disorders and infectious diseases of the digestive system, and how to maintain good digestive health. This edition has been updated and expanded to include new techniques and technology used for diagnosing and treating digestive diseases, emerging issues in digestive medicine, and recent breakthroughs in understanding digestion and digestive diseases. Appendixes provide body mass index charts and directories of helpful agencies, associations, organizations, and Web sites.

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Publisher: Facts on File
Publish Date: Nov 2010
ISBN-13: 9780816076611
ISBN-10: 0816076618
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 353
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780816076611

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Review by Library Journal (2004-12-01)

Addressing the gastrointestinal system, normal digestive functions, diseases, and preventive measures in more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries, this reference is indeed timely; over 61 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases. Entries on specific disorders (e.g., acid reflux, gallstones, and ulcers) include definitions, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, when applicable. Extensive appendixes identify U.S. and Canadian organizations, associations, support groups, and poison control; they also list helpful web sites and suggested readings and present a Body Mass Index (BMI) chart.

As coauthors of How To Stop Heartburn, Minocha (digestive diseases, Univ. of Mississippi Medical Ctr.) and Adamec (The Encyclopedia of Diabetes) are experienced consumer health writers, and their readable, accessible style should appeal to all, from young adults to senior citizens. Although similar to Omnigraphics's Gastrointestinal Diseases & Disorders Sourcebook (1996) and Digestive Diseases & Disorders Sourcebook (1999), this volume is more up-to-date and authoritative, given the authors' solid credentials.

In addition, its appendixes are appropriate for medical personnel. Bottom Line This helpful encyclopedia can serve as either a primary source or an additional avenue for those seeking further information on the topic. Recommended for consumer health collections, particularly in public libraries.

-Rebecca Raszewski, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders, Second Edition is a one-stop guide to the gastrointestinal system and everything that can go wrong with it. Entries explain the organs of the digestive system and how they work, the digestive process, disorders and infectious diseases of the digestive system, and how to maintain good digestive health. This edition has been updated and expanded to include new techniques and technology used for diagnosing and treating digestive diseases, emerging issues in digestive medicine, and recent breakthroughs in understanding digestion and digestive diseases. Appendixes provide body mass index charts and directories of helpful agencies, associations, organizations, and Web sites.

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