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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Orlistat is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor that works by blocking the absorption of 25 percent of the fat in a meal. Kimberly Garrison, https://www.inquirer.com, "Slim down for summer the healthy way | Kimberly Garrison," 4 June 2019 But many strains of E. coli exist harmlessly in your gastrointestinal tract, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here’s Why You Should Always Wipe Front-to-Back," 9 Mar. 2019 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

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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

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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