digestive tract


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digestive tract

[də′jes·tiv ‚trakt]
(anatomy)
The alimentary canal.
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- Ig Endolumenal Interventional Grasper, a flexible endoscopic tool intended to grasp and manipulate tissue within the digestive tract under direct endoscopic visualization.
For the robots to travel to their target sites, it reacts with fluids in the digestive tract to produce small bubbles and propel forward.
You could also consider taking gas-reducing supplements which work by introducing enzymes into the digestive tract that help process complex carbohydrates more efficiently.
Fistulas of this kind respond poorly to current treatments; they can develop following post-operative complications or an auto-immune disorders such as Crohn's disease, which causes digestive tract dysfunction.
The President's endoscopy showed what appeared to be 'growth' in his digestive tract, which would require him to undergo more tests.
Good probiotic bacteria, introduced through foods, supplements and environmental cleaning products, can keep your digestive tract and everything around you clean, healthy and safe.
The benign mucinous ovarian tumor was sitting on the 38-year-old woman's digestive tract. It was diagnosed after the woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period. Pathologists conducted genetic tests on the tumor to learn why it grew so quickly.
Promoting a healthy digestive tract and healthy immune system are its most important and primary function.
It is important to note, however, that IBD, which involves chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, can result in complications ranging from malnourishment to life-threatening conditions, and should be addressed right away.
A typical adult digestive tract is about 30-feet long, and it begins in the mouth.
While most people understand the importance of digestive health generally, many still don't realize the effect it has on other functions of the human body, said Mike Bush, president, Ganeden, Cleveland, OH, and executive board president of the International Probiotics Association (IPA)."For example, 70% of our immune system is located in the digestive tract, meaning that digestive health also affects immune health.