Preface. Introduction: Advances in the Biochemical Pharmacology of Gastrointestinal (GI) Functions as a Basis for Understanding GI Disorders; K.D. Rainsford. I. Gastrointestinal Secretory and Excretory Functions. II. Gastrointestinal Motility. III.-IV. Biochemical-Pharmacological Mechanisms in Neural and Hormonal Normal and Pathological Reactions Involved in GI Functions. V. GI Mucosal Injury and Protection. VI. Molecular Mechanisms of Premalignant and Malignant Diseases in GI Tract. VII. Use of Isolated Cells and Cell Cultures in Biochemical Pharmacological Studies to Approach GI Diseases. Index.