gastrointestinal tract

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(găs′trō-ĭn-tĕs′tə-nəl)
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Noun1.gastrointestinal tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anusgastrointestinal 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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The data were obtained from pathohistological reports of the patients who underwent biopsy sampling of mucosa the stomach during upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy procedures.
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Only around 10 per cent of patients with these cancers - known as cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract - are still alive five years after diagnosis.
cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract, are still alive five years after
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