gastrointestinal tract

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gastrointestinal tract

[¦ga·strō‚in′tes·tən·əl ′trakt]
(anatomy)
The stomach and intestine.
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The patients were diagnosed with gastrointestinal events if either gastric ulcer or acute erosive gastritis was detected.
In one study of 552 patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding esophageal varices accounted for the majority of the lesions (44%) followed by peptic ulcer disease that accounted for 19.
These children had the highest odds ratio for gastrointestinal disorders, 6.
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.
In most cases, gastrointestinal resource utilization remained the same after switching from NSAIDs to COX-2 inhibitors, but "in some cases we saw an increase in PPI [proton pump inhibitor] use and hospitalization," commented Dr.
According to a company official, the project triggered the idea of producing a wireless camera that would allow researchers to monitor the inner bodies of astronauts--which eventually led to cutting-edge technology for diagnostics and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract.
Peristalsis and normal gastrointestinal motility is a critical factor in the prevention of GER and upper gastrointestinal symptoms.
Few studies have examined the effect of high dietary fiber intake for extended periods of time on gastrointestinal discomfort.
After their earlier studies in mice had indicated that radiation targets the tiny blood vessels, or capillaries, of the brain and lungs, Fuks and his colleagues turned to the gastrointestinal tract.