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(dī-jĕs′tə-bəl, dĭ-)
Readily or easily digested: digestible meals.

di·gest′i·bil′i·ty n.
di·gest′i·bly adv.


capable of being digested.


having the quality of being able to be digested.

digestible energy
the proportion of the potential energy in a feed which is in fact digested.
digestible protein
see digestible protein.
total digestible nutrients

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Q. My aunt suffered from digestive disorder a few months back. My aunt suffered from digestive disorder a few months back. First we were told that this symptom reveal that she is suffering from fibromyalgia. Later another doctor diagnosed her and said that she is not affected by fibromyalgia. So we like to know actually what is fibromyalgia sometimes mistaken for?

A. I have received similar questions from many of my friends so you are not the first person to have such question, so don’t worry. Usually fibromyalgia is initially mistaken for several other conditions, including Lyme disease, lupus, depression and rheumatoid arthritis to name just a few illnesses. Other conditions for which fibromyalgia is occasionally mistaken include digestive disorders, sleep disorders and thyroid problems. Often, it is because the various symptoms of fibromyalgia are so similar to the symptoms of other disorders that many FMS patients do not receive a proper diagnosis for many years. And this is also why it is especially critical to be seen by either a rheumatologist or a pain specialist to ensure a proper diagnosis, and to rule out other conditions.

Q. It feels like I cannot breath properly, my chest feels heavy and Whenever i eats something it gets even more. If i don't eat much i get gases problem. I am regularly having constipation if i don't take proper medicine. Mostly i have been diagnosed as Digestive System problem, stomach problem, dryness in body and no Problem with my breathing system just cause of gases which causes my chest to remain heavy. I am worried because i never gets my real power in breathing and my digestive system is not getting well. Kindly suggest.

A. I take milk regularly have no problem with it nor with any specific food or i have never tried to look at this aspect. However i do feel stomach problem with foods heavy for stomach like burger or too much oily things..

Q. What is the connection between Acid Reflux and Autism? I heard about a digestive issue called Acid reflux. Some people say that this is related to Autism. What is the connection between Acid Reflux and Autism?

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Greater intake of dry matter and subsequent greater intake of digestible energy by wild boars compared to collared peccaries may have been influenced by the stress of confinement, which resulted in lower intake of feed by collared peccaries and loss in body mass.
The RS of digestible energy (DE) was calculated by multiplying estimates of available dry matter of willow by the GE content of willow (20.
Response to dietary digestible energy concentration in growing pigs fed cereal grain-based diets.
Digestible energy values calculated as the sum of growth, respiration, ammonia and mucus production corresponded to one fourth of the feed intake with values ranging from 7.
Hybrids that produce grain with superior digestible energy are classified as high available energy (HAE) hybrids.
Key words: Alaskan moose, Alces alces gigas, digestibility, digestible energy, Kenai Peninsula, nitrogen, nutrition, Salix barclayi, structural carbohydrates, tannin, twig age, twig diameter, willows
ABSTRACT: Availability of digestible energy is potentially the most important limiting factor for black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) from a nutritional perspective, but patch use by other ruminants has been better correlated with intake rates of digestible protein and digestible dry matter.
The hypothesis for this study was that the rice bran came from different rice varieties, processing methods and regions would had different digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) content because their variable chemical composition.
For diets and feed ingredients, energy content can be expressed as calories (cal), kilocalories (kcal), or megacalories (Mcal) of gross energy (GE), digestible energy (DE), metabolizable energy (ME), or net energy (NE) (NRC, 1998).
The uncertain nutrient contents directly affect the consistency of digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) and either cannot meet the requirement of pigs or lead to the waste of feed.
Hypothetically, combining feed grade urea with slow-release urea in finishing diets should promote the synchrony between starch (high-rate of digestion) and fibre (low-rate of digestion), promoting better microbial protein synthesis and increases in ruminal digestion and the digestible energy of the diet.