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Definition of «Gastrointestinal tract»

Gastrointestinal tract: The tube that extends from the mouth to the anus in which the movement of muscles and release of hormones and enzymes digest food. The gastrointestinal tract starts with the mouth and proceeds to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum and, finally, the anus. Also called the alimentary canal, digestive tract and, perhaps most often in conversation, the GI tract.

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  • Gastrointestinal tract - New World Encyclopedia

    The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), also called the digestive tract, alimentary canal or gut, is the system of organs within multicellular animals that takes in water and ...

  • Gastrointestinal Tract

    Background. The gastrointestinal tract begins with the mouth, leads to the esophagus and extends through the stomach, small and large intestine, to end at the anus.

  • The Human GI Tract

    The Human Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract The Strategy Humans (and most animals) digest all their food extracellularly; that is, outside of cells. Digestive enzymes are ...

  • gastrointestinal tract: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Science > Sci-Tech Dictionary ( ¦ga·strō′in′tes·tən·əl ′trakt ) ( anatomy ) The stomach and intestine.

  • Gastrointestinal tract disorders: Information from Answers.com

    Malfunctions of the organs of digestion from the esophagus to the rectum . The gastrointestinal tract usually functions unnoticed, intruding into consciousness only ...