gastrointestinal tract

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gastrointestinal tract

[¦ga·strō‚in′tes·tən·əl ′trakt]
(anatomy)
The stomach and intestine.
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Cost-effectiveness analysis of subtraction scintigraphy in patients with acute lower gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage.
Key clinical point: Menopausal hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly in the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Polyps in the large gut constitute the most important causes of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding in children followed by inflammatory causes (nonspecific colitis and inflammatory bowel disease).
Of the 400 or so known species of bacteria that colonize the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are the most important and beneficial.
The girls, Hussaina and Hassana from Kano, were born with a condition known as pygopagus, where they shared their lower spinal cords, lower gastrointestinal tract and genitor-urinary tracts, with a common anus and genitalia.