Changes in upper gastrointestinal physiology with age.


Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract such as peptic ulceration and gastric cancer become more common and more severe with advancing age. In the normal stomach and duodenum, there is a balance between mucosal protective mechanisms and endogenous (gastric acid and pepsin) and exogenous aggressive factors. The high incidence of gastrointestinal… (More)


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@article{Newton2004ChangesIU, title={Changes in upper gastrointestinal physiology with age.}, author={Julia L. Newton}, journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development}, year={2004}, volume={125 12}, pages={867-70} }