Stomach diseases

Synonyms in a broader sense ancient Greek: Stomachos Greek: Gaster Latin: Ventriculus Diseases of the stomach Gastritis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach. The causes of chronic gastritis are described by the classification of type A, B, C: Type A: Autoimmune Gastritis: In this stomach disease, antibodies are … Read more

Vascularization of the stomach

General information The stomach serves as a temporary reservoir for the food taken in. This is also where the digestive process begins. Arterial supply The arterial supply of the stomach (vascular supply stomach) is comparatively complex. In anatomical terms, the stomach is divided into small curves (minor curvature) and large curves (major curvature), which are … Read more

Stomach mucosa

General information Seen from the outside, the stomach looks like a tube that has been dilated. It can let the food pass by the shortest way or store it for a while. If you look inside the stomach (gastroscopy), e.g. with the help of an endoscope, you can see a coarse folding of the mucous … Read more

Gastric acid

Definition The term gastric juice is used to refer to the acidic liquid found in the stomach, which is very important for the digestion of any food constituents. A human body produces about 2 to 3 liters of gastric juice per day, depending on the amount. Frequency Amount of food intake and Food composition Composition … Read more

Tasks of the stomach

Introduction The stomach (ventricle, gastrectum) is a tubular, muscular hollow organ that serves to store, crush and homogenize the ingested food. The capacity of the stomach in adults is usually between 1200 and 1600 ml, although the external shape of the stomach can vary greatly. Through the oesophagus, food mixed with saliva passes from the … Read more