Gastric Function

The stomach acts as a reservoir and converts the episodic input of food from the oesophagus to a more continuous output of chyme into the duodenum. It is important in the mechanical breakdown of food and the chemical digestion of proteins.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the fundamentals of normal gastric function
  3. Identify factors which may disrupt normal physiology
  4. Determine the consequences of abnormal function
  5. Propose measures to compensate for pathophysiology

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