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gastrointestinal tract

[¦ga·strō‚in′tes·tən·əl ′trakt]
(anatomy)
The stomach and intestine.
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For example, instead of feeding 75 percent the original diet and 25 percent the new diet on day one, 50 percent of each on day two, and then 25 percent and 75 percent on day three, spread the transition over a week or two so that your dog's GI tract has more time to adjust to the new diet.
If your cat just started having diarrhea and is otherwise behaving normally, you can help resolve the issue by giving her GI tract a break.
That's why about 80% of total body sIgA is in the GI tract. The sIgA binds to pathogenic invaders, trapping them in GI mucus so they can be excreted from the body.
INDOLENT T-CELL LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDER OF THE GI TRACT
Under a Memorandum of Understanding with Pluristem, Fukushima University, Fukushima Global Medical Science Center, has been developing targeted animal models of ARS and has been testing these models in studies to evaluate the efficacy of PLX-R18 in treating radiation damage to the GI tract and bone marrow of mice.In these preclinical studies, data showed that treatment with PLX-R18 following exposure to high level of ionizing radiation with partial shielding of the bone marrow, led to a 50% increase in survival, significantly reduced weight loss and increased white blood cell and platelet counts as compared to the control groups.
Trillions of bacteria thrive in the mucous lining of the GI tract. They break down the food and absorb the nutrients in a network of helpful and harmful bacteria.
Biopsy indicated that the tumor was positive for markers CK7 and CA19-9; primary sites with this immunophenotypic profile include the upper GI tract and pancreaticobiliary system.
"Our pressed pills are 15 times more effective than standard capsules at getting live bacteria past the stomach acid barrier, and with a more uniform distribution in the GI tract than standard capsules, chewables and powders," she stated.
Diseases affecting this region of the GI tract include colitis, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Hirschsprung's disease and polyposis syndromes.
"Diseases affecting this region of the GI tract are quite prevalent and include ailments like colitis, colon cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hirschsprung's disease and polyposis syndromes," Wells said.
Most of these bacteria are in the GI tract. Not surprisingly, the health of the GI tract is paramount to health of the body overall.