GI tract


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Noun1.GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anusGI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
enteron - the alimentary canal (especially of an embryo or a coelenterate)
esophagus, gullet, oesophagus, gorge - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
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Not surprisingly, the health of the GI tract is paramount to health of the body overall.
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Your GI tract is home to a community of trillions of organisms--bacteria, viruses, and fungi--that are referred to collectively as the "microbiota.
In the GI tract, epithelial cells line the inner surface of the esophagus, stomach and intestines.
The study by the scientists at California Institute Technology (Caltech) is the first to demonstrate that changes in the gut bacteria, the community of bacteria that populate the human GI tract, can influence autism-like behaviors in a mouse model