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A Pt. receives atropine, an anticholinergic drug, in preparation for surgery. The nurse expects this drug to affect the gastrointestinal tract by
decreasing secretions & peristaltic action
A Pt. with an inflamed gallbladder experiences pain after eating caused by contraction of the gallbladder. The machanism responsive for this action is
production of cholcystokinin by the duodenum
A primary effect of removal of the stomach on nutritional status is
cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency
The desturction of normal bowel bactria by prolonged antibiotic therapy may cause
coagulation problems
An obstruction at the sphincter of Oddi will affect the digestion of all nutrients because
both bile and pancreatic enzymes enter the duodenum at the ampulla of Vater
A clinical manifestation of age-related changes in the GI system the nurse would expect an older Pt. to report is
reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus