Gastrointestinal Tract

Gastrointestinal Tract (GI Tract) , also called the digestive system.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Gastrointestinal Tract: Generally refers to the digestive structures stretching from the Mouth to Anus, but does not include the accessory glandular organs (Liver; Biliary Tract; Pancreas).2

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Gastrointestinal Tract: The upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is comprised of mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach while the lower GI tract consists of intestines and anus. The primary function of the GI tract is to ingest, digest, absorb and ultimately excrete food stuff.3

Categories for Gastrointestinal Tract

Category of Gastrointestinal Tract:

  • Gastrointestinal System Part
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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. ibid.

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