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intestinal fortitude

Strong courage, conviction, or determination; gumption; guts. Not everyone has the intestinal fortitude necessary to survive in the world of politics.

intestinal fortitude

courage.
The expression was coined around 1915 by Dr John W. Wilce of Ohio State University, USA , as a deliberately euphemistic avoidance of the word guts .
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The pairing of biology and engineering allows scientists to recreate an intestinal lining that matches that of a patient with a specific intestinal disease, without performing invasive surgery to obtain a tissue sample.
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The team showed that it is not the intestinal bacteria themselves, but rather their metabolites which affect the immune system and therefore have a knock-on effect on autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Number of bacterial biomass isolated from peritoneal fluid in cattle suffering from intestinal obstruction at time of surgery, at twenty four hours and forty eight hours after surgery was [10.sup.4-4.sup.25], [10.sup.4-4.5] and [10.sup.3.0-3.5] CFU/ml of peritoneal fluid, respectively.
The collected data were yearly classified to determine the intestinal parasitic infections per years.
Other regions with a high prevalence of intestinal worms were Central Visayas (55%), Mimaropa (40%), ARMM (37%), Central Luzon (32%), Zamboanga Peninsula (27%), Caraga (22%), and NCR (21%).
Cells that line the intestinal tract are replaced every few days, a high rate of turnover that relies on a healthy population of intestinal stem cells.
The study looked at the prevalence of human intestinal parasites in cockroaches and its attendant public health importance in 120 households comprising three different housing types in Lagos metropolis.
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a seldom disease manifested by extensive and large intestinal lympatic vessels resulting in lymph fluid loss into the lumen and responsible for serious hypoalbuminemia and therefore manifest generalized edema (2).
Since its creation in 2014, Valbiotis has made the intestinal microbiota a strong axis of its R and D strategy for the prevention of metabolic diseases.
Intestinal obstruction involves a partial or complete blockage of the bowel that results in the failure of the intestinal contents to pass through.
"Understanding how fasting improves overall health, including the role of adult stem cells in intestinal regeneration, in repair, and in aging, is a fundamental interest of my laboratory."
In order to understand the role that bacteria in the gut may play in atherosclerosis, the researchers examined blood levels of metabolic products of the intestinal microbiome.