Malfunctions of the organs of digestion from the esophagus to the rectum. The gastrointestinal tract usually functions unnoticed, intruding into consciousness only in the form of specific sensations of hunger, intestinal motion, or the need to defecate. However, it is subject to a wide array of pathologic states.
There are a number of diseases and conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system, including:
Cholera; Colorectal cancer; Diverticulitis; Enteric duplication cyst; Gastroenteritis, also known as "stomach flu"; an inflammation of the stomach and intestines; Giardiasis; Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis); Irritable bowel syndrome; Pancreatitis; Peptic ulcer disease; Appendicitis.
Gastrointestinal drugs treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have chronic constipation, nausea and vomiting, treat Parkinson"s Disease, Ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, treatment of certain bacteria or amoebas.
Gastrointestinal is relating to the stomach and the intestines. Treat irritable bowel syndrome in women who have constipation, certain forms of chronic constipation, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.