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flora

 [flor´ah]
the collective plant organisms of a given locality.
intestinal flora the bacteria normally residing within the lumen of the intestine; some are aids in digestion and food breakdown.

intestinal flora

Etymology: L, intestinum + flos, flowers
the natural bacterial content of the inside of the digestive tract.

in·tes·ti·nal flo·ra

(in-tes'ti-năl flōr'ă)
Collective term for those bacteria that normally reside within the intestines and assist in digestion and evacuation.

flora

the collective plant organisms of a given locality.

intestinal flora
the microorganisms normally residing within the lumen of the intestine. Ecology is influenced by age, physiological state and environment of the host.
rumen flora
includes bacteria and protozoa in about equal volumes but the bacteria in much greater numbers, and fungi. The important protozoa are ciliated anaerobes.
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To find if is gut flora the cause or the result of metabolic disorders, Remy Burcelin's team directly modified the gut flora of a group of mice by adding dietary fibres and gluco-oligosaccharides to their high-fat diet.
These animals provided the impetus for work on gut flora, the association of microbes with mucosal surfaces, and some of the earliest work with probiotics.
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It's a cheap and effective, noninvasive way to recreate the natural gut flora.
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These probiotics helps in maintaining the gut flora and they has been emerging as a useful tool in alleviating symptoms of chronic disorder.
Early environmental exposures and diet determine gut flora.
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And if we have a healthy, stable and diverse gut flora, it's quite difficult for a pathogen to come in and establish itself.
Probiotics contain beneficial bacteria to boost gut flora and studies suggest this improves symptoms generally.
HONOLULU -- Modification of the gut flora is emerging as a promising new treatment approach for the common and vexing problem of irritable bowel syndrome.