digestive tract


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digestive tract

[də′jes·tiv ‚trakt]
(anatomy)
The alimentary canal.
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The purpose of this work was to investigate the effects of 96-hour exposure and within 12 days after the end of exposure to different concentrations of Cu and Zn ions mixture on the bacterial flora of the digestive tract of adult rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss.
The vibrations (mechanical stimulations) cause contractions in the intestine, which help move stool through the digestive tract.
Much of the time, small amounts of soil are ingested with the grass; this soil is where the microbes come into the digestive tract.
Your doctor will watch the video to look for abnormalities within your digestive tract.
The digestive tract (esophagus, proventriculus, gizzard) was then removed and injected with 1 CC of 10% formalin (Dillery 1965) to stop the digestive process.
Latest research commissioned by Yakult has found that a third of the UK population regularly suffers from a range of digestive illnesses, from constipation and stomach ache to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and cancers of the digestive tract ( an illness which accounts for 23% of cancer deaths in the UK, the highest rate of mortality of any cancer.
When supplementing with digestive enzymes, it is important to take vegetarian enzymes from non-animal sources as they work over a broad pH range and work throughout the digestive tract.
A scan early yesterday revealed problems with the blood flow to his intestines which had caused severe damage to his digestive tract.
ABSTRACT Histologically, the epithelium of the digestive tract is pseudostratified columnar type, which is composed of 3 kinds of cells (i.
The mean concentration of N in the individual compartments of the digestive tract was somewhat stable at ~4 mg/g in the summer group and ~2 mg/g in the winter group, with the exception of the highest levels at ~9 mg/g in the duodenum in both seasons (Fig.
NEW YORK, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA -- The logic behind weight-loss surgery seems simple: rearrange the digestive tract so the stomach can hold less food and the food bypasses part of the small intestine, allowing fewer of a meal's calories to be absorbed, Reuters reported.
The device, researchers feel, could be used to capture images of the entire digestive tract, including the small intestine, inside the human body.