Colonic salvage in health and disease

G. Basilisco, S. F. Phillips

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This review examines the absorptive functions and capacity of the large intestine and ways in which the large bowel contributes to intestinal conservation of nutrients and secretions, i.e. 'salvage'. The role of altered colonic transit in the pathophysiology of impaired salvage and diarrhea is addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-783
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Absorption
  • Colon motility
  • Colon perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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