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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Desai tells us that glutathione is metabolized and broken down very quickly in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, so that by the time you ingest oral glutathione, the majority of it is no longer available to be absorbed into the bloodstream since it has already been degraded in the GI tract.
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Tumors arise from cells in the wall of the GI tract and occur most often in the stomach or small intestine.
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Black stool (or "melena") is caused by partially digested blood and may indicate bleeding in the upper part of the GI tract. Causes include inflammation, ulcers, infections, tumors, trauma, a foreign body, and bleeding in the mouth or respiratory tract.
"We see a reduction of neurons in the GI tract with age, and that loss is thought to be a cause of constipation in the elderly.
It acts as fuel for the cells lining your GI tract. It mediates microbial-host crosstalk, which means it gives your body instructions on how to keep your GI tract healthy.
A: Traditional melatonin products fall short of providing sleep support throughout the night because they are only absorbed in the upper GI and are rendered inactive in the higher-pH environment of the lower GI tract. While traditional melatonin may help patients fall asleep, they cannot assist in staying asleep.
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This causes inflammation of the GI tract, which can result in swelling, blockage, and infections.