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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After 1 week, they took samples of GI tract tissue from the in-oculated swine and examined the samples for bacterial colonization.
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In fact, many were chosen precisely because they had no history of GI tract problems.
Specifically, whites with iron deficiency had lower rates of clinically important lesions in the lower GI tract, compared with blacks, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups, results from a study of Veterans Affairs patients showed.
A palm-size recording device worn for the next day or two records radio signals from the SmartPill passing through a patient's GI tract, capturing information such as pH, temperature, pressure and total transit time.
The three partners will fully leverage their strengths, namely, Nisshin Pharma's capabilities to develop health foods, GHEN's expertise in chicken antibodies (IgY), and Keio University's knowledge about Helicobacter pylori and mucosal lesions of the upper GI tract.
A welcome addition to personal health libraries and a "must-read" for anyone concerned with keeping his or her GI tract in optimum shape.
But a study of over 600 athletes conducted by the Department of Medical Physiology and Sports Medicine at Utrecht University in the Netherlands found that, while distance running--as opposed to cycling or other forms of exercise--is indeed associated with problems of the lower GI tract, these are significantly related to the frequency of gas occurrence during nonexercise periods, as well as the runner's age and diet.
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