gastrointestinal tract

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gastrointestinal tract

[¦ga·strō‚in′tes·tən·əl ′trakt]
(anatomy)
The stomach and intestine.
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There were no statistically significant differences in the site of the dilated intestinal tract among groups.
Sometimes, X-rays are taken to evaluate the intestinal tract.
She said that abnormal connections that are between parts of the intestinal tract to lead fluid depletion and decrease in oral liquid intake may be due to nausea or loss of appetite that may be worsened by an inability to digest and vomiting.
This species also has multiple mechanisms to change cell surface markers and enhance colonization of the intestinal tract due to surface fucosylation; both functions may be involved in preventing the immune system from attacking the bacteria (Pryor, G.
Normally, the intestinal tract is teeming with many forms of bacteria that keep the bowel healthy.
According to the data published, the bacteria of fish intestinal tract are related to numerous functions including the degradation of complex molecules such as starch (production of amylase by intestinal bacteria), cellulose, phospholipids, chitin and collagen; production of vitamins, etc.
Stress changes the balance of bacteria and boosts levels of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract, according to a study published in the March 2011 issue of Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
This allows for products like AciPEARL™, a source of acids and nutritional ingredients, to deliver the core material throughout the intestinal tract, effectively increasing the enzyme activity during late stages of finishing pigs.
Purina has conducted extensive testing to guarantee that the microorganisms in each packet are not only alive when fed, but that they also arrive alive in the intestinal tract.
They are naturally fat-free and a natural diuretic, a digestive aid, and provide nutrition to health-promoting bacteria in the intestinal tract.
The 200-strong-medic hospital, dispatched upon the KingAAEs directives, will deal with patients suffering intestinal tract diseases, said Mahmoud Kurdi, director of the on-field facility