digestive tract


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digestive tract

[də′jes·tiv ‚trakt]
(anatomy)
The alimentary canal.
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It can also help researchers analyze the effect of different food items on the digestive tract.
It can be caused by excessive acid, infection and intake of substances damaging to the lining of the digestive tract such as anti-inflammatory drugs, alcohol, or some antibiotics.
Crohn's disease can develop anywhere in the digestive tract and affect deep layers of the lining, while ulcerative colitis usually affects only the large intestine.
They lower blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar in the digestive tract and improve insulin sensitivity.
The formation of microorganism populations in the digestive tract of fish was found to take place directly through the surrounding environment (Nayak 2010).
It concludes that one of the most common and effective forms of bariatric surgery, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, melts away pounds not - or not only - by re-routing the digestive tract, as long thought, but by changing the bacteria in the gut.
Ganguly S, Prasad A (2012) Microflora in fish digestive tract plays significant role in digestion and metabolism: a Review.
The digestive tract is a dynamic system that changes throughout the year as the diet varies with seasonal change in forage availability (Weckerly 1989, Cork and Foley 1991, Pehrson et al.
In-Fisherman Staff Fishery Scientist Steve Quinn--Adult trematodes inhabit the digestive tracts of fish-eating birds like herons and kingfishers.
infantis, adapted to utilize milk carbon and found primarily in the digestive tract of children, and B.
The results should provide important basic information for increasing our understanding about the influence of the feeding habit in the digestive tract of teleost fish and, also signaling which parameters might be used as indicators of the feeding habits.
It's the contents of a middle-aged man's lower digestive tract.