A new physiological approach for the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract

  • José Santos
Keywords: Gastrointestinal tract, physiological approach, Nutrient, metabolism

Abstract

Tissues in the gastrointestinal tract wall have a relatively high metabolic activity compared with other body tissues. This activity becomes apparent as a much higher contribution of the gastrointestinal tract to total heat production by the animal than the contribution of the gastrointestinal tract to total body weight.

Published
2019-11-01