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gastrointestinal

 [gas″tro-in-tes´tĭ-nal]
pertaining to the stomach and intestine.
gastrointestinal protein loss test administration of a radioisotope-labeled protein intravenously to determine the loss of plasma proteins in the gastrointestinal tract.

gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal (GI),

(gas'trō-in-tes'tin-ăl),
Relating to the stomach and intestines.
Synonym(s): gastroenteric

gastrointestinal

/gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal/ (-in-tes´tĭ-n'l) pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and intestine.

gastrointestinal

(găs′trō-ĭn-tĕs′tə-nəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the stomach and intestines: the gastrointestinal tract.

gastrointestinal (GI)

[gas′trō·intes′tinəl]
Etymology: Gk, gaster + L, intestinum, intestine
pertaining to the organs of the GI tract, from mouth to anus.

gastrointestinal

adjective Referring to the entire GI tract.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, GAS troh in tes TIE null
Medspeak-US: pronounced, GAS troh in TES tih null

gastrointestinal

adjective Referring to the stomach and intestine

gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal

(GI) (gas'trō-in-tes'ti-năl)
Relating to the digestive tract from mouth to anus.
Synonym(s): gastroenteric.

gastrointestinal

Pertaining to the stomach and intestines.

Gastrointestinal

The digestive organs and structures, including the stomach and intestines.

gastrointestinal (gas·trō·in·tes·t·nl),

adj of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines.

gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal

(GI) (gas'trō-in-tes'ti-năl)
Relating to stomach and intestines.
Synonym(s): gastroenteric.

gastrointestinal

pertaining to the stomach and intestine.

gastrointestinal foreign body
see intestinal obstruction.
gastrointestinal hormones
hormones secreted by the gastrointestinal epithelium that affect the function of the tract itself and of its allied organs, e.g. gastrin, glucagon, enteroglucagon, somatostatin, secretin, cholecystokinin-pancreozymin, motilin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide.
gastrointestinal series
a radiological examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract using barium as the contrast medium for a series of x-ray films. Called also a barium meal. See barium study.
gastrointestinal tract
the stomach and intestines in continuity. See also digestive system.
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