digestive tract

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n digestive tract tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
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Usage

In literature:

Grandchamp and Duval have commented on curious observations of leeches in the digestive tract.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Myriads perish in the digestive tract of man and other animals.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Begin at the crop and remove the digestive tract from the bird, pulling it back toward the vent.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
They exist in the water, earth, air, and within our respiratory and digestive tracts.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891" by Various
The damned monster has a very efficient digestive tract, if nothing else.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
It serves a mechanical purpose in the digestive tract by helping to fill the organs and dilute the real food.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Next time I shall hope to cover the digestive and excretory tracts, and I shall close with two talks on personal hygiene.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
He reads through the whole tract of his digestive and assimilative nature.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Who can fail to see the science and the sense to relieve all diseases of the digestive tract?
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey
The influence of the digestive tract is still more evident in certain diseases, more particularly in intestinal diseases of infants.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Roots that have been frozen are likely to irritate and injure the digestive tract.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Nipe had, if nothing else, a very efficient digestive tract.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Describe the treatment of all disturbances of the digestive tract mentioned in this book.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
The digestive tract is relatively uniform in all genera of the family; there are only slight differences between the species.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
Our digestive tract, however, is largely dependent on habit.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
It is especially in the digestive tract of those who do not eat as much as they should that gas accumulates.
"Health Through Will Power" by James J. Walsh
The liver opens by two ducts into the digestive tract.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Our digestive tracts are similar to those of hogs and monkeys, which eat all varieties of food they can get.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair
While the symptoms produced on the digestive tract are not characterized by that intensity noted elsewhere, they are still valuable.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Disturbances of the digestive tract are more or less prominent in almost all cases.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

The bacteria form large masses in the fleas' digestive tracts and eventually starve them to death.
) featured a mad German scientist (Dieter Laser) who tortured three people and sewed them together, ass to mouth, to create one digestive tract.
Scientists have pinpointed a genetic abnormality in humans -- one originally discovered in plants -- that increases susceptibility to Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammation that shreds the lining of the digestive tract.
"Part of the answer is that fiber helps normalize transit time, or the rate at which food moves through the digestive tract," says Joanne L Slavin, PhD, RD, professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota.
During parasympathetic stimulation, blood is directed inward to our digestive tract and muscle contractions along this tract increase, allowing the breakdown and movement of digesting food.
Upper digestive tract obstruction can occur after ingestion of various types of foreign bodies.
One that centers in the digestive tract and another in the heart.
In 2001, he was diagnosed with Crohn's, a debilitating disease which causes inflammation of the digestive tract.
Digesting formula can be toxic to cells that line the gastrointestinal tract.
It's called the Crohn's cam , a device used to help doctors view the intestines through the digestive tract.
It's called the Crohn 's cam, a device used to help doctors view the intestines through the digestive tract.
Scientists have pinpointed a genetic abnormality in humans -- one originally discovered in plants -- that increases susceptibility to Crohn 's disease, a chronic inflammation that shreds the lining of the digestive tract.
A 50 cup of coffee in the Golden Triangle in Thailand goes through an unusual path before it reaches drinkers: through the digestive tract of an elep.
Medical tests confirmed Wednesday thatCincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton has nothing more seriousthan an inflamed digestive tract.
The types of bacteria are the same, and come mostly from the skin, nose, mouth and digestive tract.
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In science:

Digestive tract microbiota in healthy volunteers.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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