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, 1 (1), 177-205

The Aging Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, and Pancreas

  • PMID: 3913499
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The Aging Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, and Pancreas

M C Geokas et al. Clin Geriatr Med.

Abstract

This article summarizes the age-related structural and functional alterations in the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and vermiform appendix. Also considered are the possible relationships of these changes with the disturbance of homeostatic mechanisms and proneness to certain diseases in the aged.

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