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digestive system

the collection of organs (some of which make up the gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract) that processes food for energy and rids the body of solid waste matter. See also gastrointestinal tract.

The normal digestive system

... The normal digestive system. ... To understand how a colostomy works, it helps
to know how the digestive tract normally works (see Figure 1). ...


The normal digestive system

... The normal digestive system. ... To understand how an ileostomy works, it helps
to know how the digestive tract normally works (see Figure 1). ...


Changing the pouching system

... system during these times. You may find that early morning before you eat
or drink is best. Or allow at least 1 hour after a meal, when digestive ...


Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor | American Cancer Society

Whether you (or a loved one) are worried about developing a gastrointestinal
carcinoid tumor, have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment ...


Changing the pouching system

... Previous Topic. Choosing a pouching system. Next Topic. Irrigation (for
descending and sigmoid colostomies only). Changing the pouching system. ...


Choosing a pouching system

... When you are trying out your first pouching system, it is best to talk with an ...
you may have to try different types or brands of pouching systems to find ...


Choosing a pouching system

... Types of pouching systems. A pouching system is used to collect ileostomy
output. There are 2 main types of systems available. ...


What are gastrointestinal stromal tumors?

... ICCs are sometimes called the “pacemakers” of the GI tract because they signal
the muscles in the digestive system to contract to move food and ...


What is colorectal cancer?

... be found anywhere in the digestive tract, but they ... These are cancers of immune
system cells that ... on lymphomas of the digestive system is included ...


What is a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor? | American Cancer ...

... the release of digestive juices and how fast food moves in the GI tract. They
may also help control the growth of other types of digestive system cells ...