Definition of enteric
1 : of, relating to, or affecting the intestines; broadly : alimentary
2 : being or having a coating designed to pass through the stomach unaltered and disintegrate in the intestines enteric aspirin
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Getting a look at these digestive neurons, called the enteric nervous system, could provide insight into gastrointestinal conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome.
Enteric viruses—excreted in feces and found at high levels in untreated sewage—are a major concern in Guanabara Bay, says Kristina Mena, an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.
Amphibians and reptiles can carry salmonella bacteria without appearing sick, says Patricia Griffin, a physician and chief of the enteric diseases epidemiology branch at CDC.
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Medical Definition of enteric
1: of, relating to, or affecting the intestines enteric diseases; broadly : alimentary
2: being or possessing a coating designed to pass through the stomach unaltered and to disintegrate in the intestines enteric aspirin
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