gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal | \ˌga-strō-in-ˈte-stə-nᵊl, -ˈtes(t)-nəl\

Definition of gastrointestinal 

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

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Though some people may be tempted to overeat, experts suggest taking it slow to avoid bloating and other gastrointestinal issues. Maritza Moulite, CNN, "Eid al-Fitr: A healthy way to break the fast," 14 June 2018 Also objects submerged in the water present a danger and the poor water quality can result in skin infections or gastrointestinal issues. Frank Kummer,, "No, you can't swim in Devil's Pool at the Wissahickon. Really," 31 May 2018 Some people find that Ambien also leads to gastrointestinal issues, like nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and gas., "No, Ambien Does Not Cause Racism," 30 May 2018 Rabies and distemper, a viral disease that causes fever, coughing and gastrointestinal issues among animals, often show up this time of year, when animals are competing for food, which may cause abnormal responses. Brittany Britto,, "Explainer: On groundhogs, rabies and what we know (and don't know) about Carroll's rodents," 9 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Pumbaa has some noisy gastrointestinal issues but is also a fierce warrior. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "KC native says being Pumbaa in Broadway's 'The Lion King' is a 'really awesome job' | The Kansas City Star," 8 May 2018 Individuals who eat food or drink water that has been contaminated by E. coli bacteria may experience gastrointestinal issues. Jamie Ducharme, Fortune, "More E. Coli Infections Tied to Romaine Lettuce Have Been Reported, CDC Says," 19 Apr. 2018 Complications seen with kids maintaining a ketogenic diet for epilepsy, for example, included kidney stones, constipation, gastrointestinal issues, pancreatitis, and vitamin D and calcium deficiencies. Daniel Schultz, Ms, SELF, "Here’s What You Should Know Before Going on the Keto Diet," 16 Apr. 2018 There's also a risk of fertility loss, gastrointestinal issues, and dental problems because of the effects of purging on enamel and tooth erosion. Gracie Bonds Staples,, "Residential facilities can be key in treating eating disorders," 29 Mar. 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gastrointestinal

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


gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal | \ˌgas-trō-in-ˈtes-tən-ᵊl, -ˈtes(t)-nəl \

Medical Definition of gastrointestinal 

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

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