gas·​tro·​in·​tes·​ti·​nal | \ ˌga-strō-in-ˈte-stə-nᵊl How to pronounce gastrointestinal (audio) , -ˈtes(t)-nəl \

Definition of gastrointestinal

: of, relating to, affecting, or including both stomach and intestine

Examples of gastrointestinal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Daily Harvest didn’t disclose the process by which the crumbles had made people sick, but the Food and Drug Administration said that people who ate the crumbles complained of gastrointestinal and liver-function issues. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 31 July 2022 However, the gastrointestinal and urinary systems do function at a more acidotic level at baseline in order to perform many important tasks and to protect us from infection. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Chromium and chromium compounds can cause cancer and gastrointestinal, hematological, and respiratory issues, and cadmium and cadmium compounds can cause cancer, ulcers, blood clotting, and respiratory failure. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 25 July 2022 Coronavirus infection also presents the risk of long COVID, in which the risk of death due to complications of the heart, gastrointestinal or neurologic systems can persist for years. Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 People who drink or touch the reservoir water can get a rash, gastrointestinal, disorientation, fatigue and numbness. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 This included mood disorders, gastrointestinal and rheumatological conditions, and also issues with different parts of the body including the skin, nose, throat, and ears. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 26 June 2022 Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory or gastrointestinal illnesses, but have not been linked to hepatitis in healthy children. al, 19 June 2022 Of the children who survive their injuries, Henry said many still face serious medical complications, including disabilities caused by paralysis, abdominal and gastrointestinal damage, the need for a colostomy, and lifelong mental health struggles. Karen Ann Cullotta, Chicago Tribune, 3 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gastrointestinal

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastrointestinal was in 1831

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4 Aug 2022

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“Gastrointestinal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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gas·​tro·​in·​tes·​ti·​nal | \ ˌgas-trō-in-ˈtes-tən-ᵊl, -ˈtes(t)-nəl How to pronounce gastrointestinal (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastrointestinal

: of, relating to, or affecting both stomach and intestine gastrointestinal distress

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