I am a physicist but I have always wanted to understand how my digestion takes place in as much detail as possible. I have no idea about books or reference on the subject of Gastro-intestinal and digestive physiology. Can you help me?

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    $\begingroup$ are you asking about reference of some books based on it? $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2014 at 10:10
  • $\begingroup$ @agharehanabbas a reference :) $\endgroup$ Aug 18, 2014 at 8:59
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    $\begingroup$ If you enjoy physics, Boron and Boulpaep text book of medical physiology is the book for you! $\endgroup$
    – One Face
    Jan 21, 2015 at 23:25

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If you have no medical background at all, you will need a general text that teaches more than just digestive physiology. That is because you need to understand the function of other systems that have an influence over the digestive system (for example, the peripheral nervous system).

Here are a few good general references to get you started:

You can start by trying to read the digestive physiology chapters, and look up the knowledge you lack in other chapters.


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