intestinal flora


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intestinal flora

n
(Physiology) microorganisms that normally inhabit the lumen of the intestinal tract
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Noun1.intestinal flora - harmless microorganisms (as Escherichia coli) that inhabit the intestinal tract and are essential for its normal functioning
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
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The key to the effect our diet has on our health are intestinal bacteria: healthy intestinal flora consists of a multitude of different species of bacteria.
Altered intestinal flora trigger gastrointestinal and systemic inflammation and hyperpermeability.
Especially, the effect of antibiotics on growth rate and intestinal flora were different in swine [3].
By observing the effects of broad-spectrum antibiotics and Dahuang on gastrointestinal flora translocation in rats with burns and sepsis, we found that both burns and broad-spectrum antibiotics enabled intestinal flora to translocate to the liver, lung, mesenteric lymph nodes, and blood, with E.
Studies have already demonstrated that the intestinal flora of obese individuals differs from that of thin people, Medical Xpress reported.
As a physician, I am concerned about the overuse of antibiotics and prescription medications, which can disrupt a child's intestinal flora and carry harmful side effects.
This to investigate the relationship between breast milk and infant feces also the difference between the intestinal flora of infants vaginally delivered and those born by Caesarean section in the population from Oran (Algeria).
But when we take antibiotics medicine that is designed to kill destructive, illness-causing bacteria--the drugs can also kill the healthy intestinal flora that helps us digest.
The recognition of the enormous role played by the intestinal flora, the community of microorganisms living in our intestines, has shifted attention to these organisms as potential partners in managing human mental illnesses.
Therefore, the study of the silkworm intestinal flora, enzyme production and biological function will play important roles in the improvement of the intestinal micro-ecological environment of the silkworm and in the development of an artificial diet.
They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, the role played by the bacteria in the intestinal flora in controlling growth.
A key conclusion from the joint lecture of both scientists is that the intestinal flora of humans and animals are very similar.