gastrointestinal

adjective
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

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Researchers compared it to injectable ceftriaxone and found promising results, with side effects mainly limited to mild gastrointestinal issues. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "New anti-gonorrhea drug called “metal as f–k”," 15 Nov. 2018 Gas can be a symptom of many gastrointestinal disorders. Amy Marturana, SELF, "7 Common Causes of Excessive Gas," 26 Dec. 2018 In addition to overall mortality, being a night owl was associated with a number of health problems such as psychological, neurological, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says," 12 Apr. 2018 While appropriate for acute injuries in the short-term (7-10 days), taking an NSAID for a longer period of time carries risks of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular disorders. Andrew Levin, Do, Philly.com, "Forget pain relievers: Alternative treatments to help runners manage their aches and pains," 26 Jan. 2018 Both listeria and salmonella are bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, but in both cases, otherwise healthy adults rarely experience severe symptoms. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Corn in Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Salads Recalled Over Listeria and Salmonella Concerns," 18 Oct. 2018 In a 2009 University of California, Berkeley, study of older adults, those who used a combo reverse-osmosis/UV filter suffered about 12% fewer gastrointestinal illnesses than participants who drank regular unfiltered water. Rachael Moeller Gorman, Good Housekeeping, "Is Your Tap Water Safe?," 15 Aug. 2012 Many of these cleaners contain corrosive alkalis, which can have grave effects on your gastrointestinal track and respiratory system if inhaled and can be deadly if swallowed. Lindsey Campbell, House Beautiful, "19 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately," 15 Feb. 2019 Trading your half grapefruit for water with baking soda, which is completely futile for weight loss (at best) and cause gastrointestinal side effects and possible medication interactions at worst. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the Military Diet, According to a Nutritionist," 11 Dec. 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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gastrointestinal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gastrointestinal

medical : of or relating to both the stomach and the intestines

gastrointestinal

adjective
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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