gastrointestinal tract


: the part of the digestive system that consists of the stomach and intestines

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Recent Examples on the Web The bone marrow and gastrointestinal tract are especially sensitive, and people may develop aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder in which the marrow cannot make new blood cells, and a devastating and rapid form of leukemia. Monique Brouillette, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2023 The primary affected areas typically include your skin, nervous system, heart, and gastrointestinal tract. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 31 May 2023 Peptic ulcer disease, an issue affecting the gastrointestinal tract is caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, and can lead to pain in the oesophagus and stomach. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 7 Sep. 2023 Food allergies can cause inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and gas. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Aug. 2023 The feeling of being hot all the time could be from carcinoid syndrome, a disease caused by some neuroendocrine tumors which typically arise in the gastrointestinal tract,. Cassie Shortsleeve, Men's Health, 28 Aug. 2023 Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 13 Aug. 2023 The insoluble fiber found in pecans further aids digestive health through assisting in the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, promoting overall regularity and preventing issues like constipation. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2023 Apart from healing in the gastrointestinal tract, studies suggest that BPC-157 may also speed up the healing of wounds affecting the skin, such as burn injuries. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Gastrointestinal tract.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

gastrointestinal tract

: the stomach and intestine as a functional unit
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