gastrointestinal tract

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gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal tract

(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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This study aimed to observe morphology and ultrastructure of intestinal tract of Paramisgurnus dabryanus with light and electron microscopies.
The intestinal tract contains the plicae circulares and villi that increase its mucosa surface area by 20–30 folds.
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The Pack specifically provides beneficial bacteria probiotics to rebalance flora in the intestinal tract, along with digestive enzymes to help break down foods, cellular level oxygenation to assist with nutrition absorption, immune boosters plus a mineral often deficient when the digestive system has been compromised.