gastrointestinal system

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Related to gastrointestinal system: digestive system, nervous system, respiratory system
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Noun1.gastrointestinal system - the system that makes food absorbable into the bodygastrointestinal system - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
digestive fluid, digestive juice - secretions that aid digestion
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
digestive gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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This signaling program is accomplished by gastrin binding to the large numbers of gastrin receptors which appear, de novo, in the great majority of cases, on tumor cell surfaces throughout the gastrointestinal system.
We have found that food deprivation almost doubles concentrations of melatonin in various parts of the gastrointestinal system.
This involvement of gastrin is in addition to Aphton's previously identified role of gastrin in cancers of the gastrointestinal system.
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