Digestive System Anatomy and Physiology Nursing Study Guide

Digestive System Anatomy and Physiology

Embark on a fascinating voyage through the alimentary canal with our digestive system anatomy and physiology guide. Nursing students, savor the complexity of the processes that turn morsels into energy, and let curiosity guide your exploration.

Non-Organic Failure to Thrive

Non-Organic Failure to Thrive (NOFTT) is a condition in infants and young children characterized by inadequate growth and development, not caused by any underlying medical or organic issues. Instead, it results from a complex interplay of environmental, psychosocial, and nutritional factors that impede normal growth.

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis, commonly known as the stomach flu, is a prevalent and often self-limiting gastrointestinal infection that is characterized by inflammation of the stomach and intestines, leading to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

Galactosemia

Galactosemia is a rare and inherited metabolic disorder that affects the body’s ability to break down galactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. It occurs when there is a deficiency of certain enzymes needed to convert galactose into glucose, resulting in the accumulation of toxic substances in the body.

Gastroesophageal Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common and often benign condition that affects people of all ages. It occurs when stomach contents, including acid and digestive enzymes, flow backward into the esophagus, causing symptoms like heartburn and regurgitation.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia results from mutations at the factor VIII or IX loci on the X chromosome and each occurs in mild, moderate, and severe forms.