BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences

MEDICAL EDUCATION TEACHING NOTE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--27

To pee and to poo: Cross-organ principles and mechanisms in renal and gastrointestinal physiology


Hwee-Ming Cheng, See-Ziau Hoe 
 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Hwee-Ming Cheng
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603
Malaysia

Cross-organ principles can be recognized and taught as an expression of the shared functional symmetry and common design in physiology. This integrated concept will help students to appreciate the unifying mechanisms that maintain the homeostatic balance in the body. In this article, the cross-organ similarities in gastrointestinal and renal physiology are extracted to aid learning and teaching. Some fun conversations between the Kiddo Urinary (U) and the Gastro Intestinal (I) are included to promote enjoyment in physiology.


How to cite this article:
Cheng HM, Hoe SZ. To pee and to poo: Cross-organ principles and mechanisms in renal and gastrointestinal physiology.BLDE Univ J Health Sci 2019;4:22-27


How to cite this URL:
Cheng HM, Hoe SZ. To pee and to poo: Cross-organ principles and mechanisms in renal and gastrointestinal physiology. BLDE Univ J Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 17 ];4:22-27
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