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  • organs
  • A tract is a collection of related anatomic structures or a series of connected body organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The digestive tract is the system of organs within multicellular animals that takes in food , digests it to extract energy and nutrients , and expels the remaining waste. (wikidoc.org)
  • commonly
  • The human GI tract is built to withstand the acidity in commonly consumed beverages by having natural neutralizers for acid, cellular repair mechanisms and cells that prevent acid from reaching more sensitive cells. (medindia.net)
  • functions
  • Neuroendocrine cells perform specific functions in the GI tract, such as controlling how quickly food moves through it. (cancer.net)
  • Contrary to reported oncogenic properties of Brk in other epithelial tissues, Brk appears to have tumor suppressor-like functions in the mouse gastrointestinal epithelium. (hu-berlin.de)