gastrointestinal tract

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gastrointestinal tract

[¦ga·strō‚in′tes·tən·əl ′trakt]
(anatomy)
The stomach and intestine.
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Peristalsis and normal gastrointestinal motility is a critical factor in the prevention of GER and upper gastrointestinal symptoms.
They found that there were significantly fewer upper gastrointestinal clinical events with the COX-2 selective inhibitor etoricoxib than with the traditional NSAID diclofenac due to a decrease in uncomplicated events, but not in the more serious complicated events.
My stomach, as well as my brain, was churning as I continued to struggle with this gastrointestinal puzzle.
Prospective evaluation of upper gastrointestinal mucosal lesions in children with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Updated reference lists are included at the end of each section, or condition, to assist those readers who are new to gastrointestinal nutrition to gain further knowledge and understanding of each subject area.
The capsule moves painlessly through the gastrointestinal tract while transmitting color images on a real-time basis.
Of the 102 patients, 28 had cutaneous anthrax and 74 gastrointestinal anthrax.
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The neurotransmitter serotonin and 5-HT3 receptors that are extensively distributed on enteric neurons in the human gastrointestinal tract, as well as other peripheral and central locations, are thought to play a role in increasing the sensation of pain and affecting bowel function in patients with IBS.
This in itself is usually not dangerous, but can become serious when ulceration and perforation of the gastrointestinal lining develops.