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Search Results for: gastrointestinal system

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Gastrointestinal tract

Definition noun The portion of the alimentary canal from the stomach to the intestines Supplement Some references consider... Read More

Saccharomyces boulardii

Definition noun A kind of yeast that belongs to kingdom fungi which shows significant advantages to a healthy digestive... Read More

Digestive system

Definition noun A system of organs in which the major function is to convert food into simpler, absorbable nutriments to... Read More

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour and hypoglycemia in a Fjord pony: Case report

Henning A Haga, Bjørnar Ytrehus, Inger J Rudshaug  and Nina Ottesen Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2008, 50:9. This is... Read More

Glutathione peroxidase 2

Definition noun A member of peroxidase antioxidant enzyme family contributed in protecting cell surfaces, enzymes and... Read More

Study Links Obesity To Liver Failure

Researchers have found that obesity can put patients with acute liver failure at increased risk of mortality and other... Read More

Bacteroides barnesiae

Definition Noun A gram-negative non-spore forming anaerobic and nonmotile pleomorphic rod bacterium associated as beneficial... Read More

Herbal Medicines For Treatment Of Gastrointestinal Disease

March 31, 2009 — Herbal medicines could benefit patients suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders that... Read More

Can We Afford The Cancer Care Of The Future?

May 27, 2009 — When a cancer patient and his or her doctor discuss the value of a treatment option, the... Read More


Definition noun A viscous, slippery secretion of a gland that protects and lubricates surfaces Supplement Mucus refers to... Read More

Apparatus digestorius

Definition noun Variant of digestive apparatus Supplement Synonym(s):gastrointestinal systemalimentary systemalimentary... Read More

Targeting Specific Disease-causing Bacteria In The Mouth

April 9, 2009 — Research to develop a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that can target a particular species of bacteria without... Read More

Schistosoma japonicum

Definition noun A schistosome species that parasitises humans and that (like S. Mansoni) causes liver and gastrointestinal... Read More


Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More


Definition noun plural: disaccharides di·sac·cha·ride, daɪˈsækəɹaɪd (biochemistry) A (carbohydrate) composed of... Read More

Crohns disease

Crohns disease (Science: disease, gastroenterology) An inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract that seems to have... Read More


Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More


Definition noun, plural: prostaglandins A group of eicosanoids, structurally characterized as 20-carbon unsaturated fatty... Read More

Vitamin k

'''vitamin k (Science: biochemistry) A fat soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. In 1934, danish... Read More


Definition noun, plural: somatostatins A peptide hormone that occurs in two major forms: one that is involved in inhibiting... Read More


Gi --> gastrointestinal (Science: anatomy) Pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and intestine, as a... Read More

Peptic ulcer

Definition noun, plural: peptic ulcers An ulcer in certain areas in the gastrointestinal tract caused in part by diminished... Read More


Definition noun (1) A collective term for the internal organs, especially the visceral organs such as intestines (2)... Read More

Enterococcus faecalis

Definition Non-motile, gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, microbial species that normally dwells in the... Read More

Enterococcus faecium

Definition noun A gram-positive facultative anaerobe bacterium involved in nosocomial infections in human including... Read More

Enterobacter aerogenes

Definition Noun A gram-negative rod shaped motile and encapsulated bacterium and have peritrichous flagella that surrounds... Read More

The Human Physiology

Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. Thus, human physiology deals specifically with the physiological... Read More

Pathobiology of allergy and its most severe form, anaphylaxis

When allergy season looms, some people with serious hypersensitivity to allergens tend to be apprehensive of what may come.... Read More

Optical Technique Provides Improved ‘Virtual Biopsies’ Of Internal Surfaces

November 20, 2006 — A new optical imaging technique, developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts... Read More


Fermentation Definition What is fermentation? Fermentation is the breaking down of sugar molecules into simpler compounds... Read More

Norwalk virus: ‘Cruise ship’ illness challenging and costly to hospitals, too

Outbreaks mostly affect health care workersA review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious... Read More

New Discovery Offers Hope For Controlling Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis

NEW DISCOVERY ALTERS THINKING ON CHOLESTEROL AND FAT UPTAKE IN THE GUTOffers Hope for Controlling Obesity, Atherosclerosis... Read More

Heterogeneity of the intrahepatic biliary epithelium

Heterogeneity of the intrahepatic biliary epithelium Shannon Glaser1, Heather Francis2, Sharon DeMorrow3, Gene LeSage4,... Read More

Feeling Nauseous? Research Suggests Your Brain Plays A Role

Feeling Nauseous? Research Suggests Your Brain Plays A Role COLUMBUS, Ohio - When it feels like you're about to lose your... Read More

New Study Seeks To Establish Mechanism Between Areas Of The Brain And Continence

BETHESDA, MD (February 25, 2004) When we want to go, why can we "wait"? In other words, when we sense that a... Read More

Health in a 24-hour society

The increasing demand of many societies for people to work outside office hours could have negative influences on health,... Read More