The Anatomy of the Abdomen – Human Stomach

October 24, 2016

The stomach is the primary intra-abdominal part of the gastro terminal (GI) or the digestive tract. It is a muscular and high vascular bag-shaped organ that is distensible and may take varying shapes, based on the build and posture of the person and the state of fullness of the organ. The stomach lies in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen. The stomach is the most dilated part of the…

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What are Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)?

úlceras pépticas
January 4, 2016

Peptic Ulcer disease refers to painful sores or ulcers that are on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the first section of the small intestine. There is no single known cause for the developing ulcers. However, it is clear that an ulcer develops as the result of an imbalance between the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine, immediately next to the stomach. Digestive fluids in…

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