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The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Core Curriculum 2nd Ed Downloadable Content: Chapter 2, Gross Digestion Principles: Gastric Grinding and Gastrointestinal Motility


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Chapter 2: Gross Digestion Principles: Gastric Grinding and Gastrointestinal Motility

Molly Dienhart, MD
Desale Yacob, MD
Jane Balint, MD


Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface



Gastric Motility
Small Bowel Motility
Effect of Intake on Motor Activity
Consistency and Temperature
Nutrient Content
Caloric Density and Osmolarity
Altered Patterns of Motility and Potential
Delayed Gastric Emptying
Slow Intestinal Transit
Rapid Intestinal Transit


Learning Objectives

1. Describe the normal response of the stomach to nutrient intake.

2. Explain the different motor patterns of the small intestine in the fasting and fed states.

3. Predict the response of the intestinal tract to different types of nutrients.

4. Develop management strategies for altered gastrointestinal motility.



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