enterosystemic

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enterosystemic

the relationship between the intestine and the systemic circulation.

enterosystemic fluid cycle
the net movement of fluid into and out of the gut lumen every 24 hours. The volume of the exchange is large and a temporary suspension of it can cause fatal dehydration in a horse in 24 hours. The volume depends very much on the diet, being much larger on a high-fiber diet such as in herbivores.