lower gastrointestinal tract


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lower gastrointestinal tract

The anus, rectum, colon, cecum, ileum and jejunum.
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Key clinical point: Menopausal hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly in the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Gulp explores the alimentary canal, moving like a bolus of food from mouth to stomach to lower gastrointestinal tract.
This condition is most often associated with carcinoma of the lower gastrointestinal tract, "although the tumors tend to be less aggressive than they are with Gardner syndrome," Dr.
Associated congenital anomalies include some type of duplication of the external genitalia; duplication of the vagina and urethra have also been reported, as well as duplication of the lower gastrointestinal tract and fistulas between the rectum, vagina and urethra.