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Tract

Meanings and phrases

tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an extended area of land; piece of land; piece of ground; parcel of land; parcel
  2. a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
  3. a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet; pamphlet
  4. a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain; nerve pathway; nerve tract; pathway

GI tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination; alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tube; digestive tract; gastrointestinal tract

alimentary tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination; alimentary canal; digestive tube; digestive tract; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract
n.
  1. any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the alimentary tract; obtained by specialized lavage techniques and used mainly to diagnose cancer in those parts

corticospinal tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the spinal cord; pyramidal tract; pyramidal motor system

digestive tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination; alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tube; gastrointestinal tract; GI tract
E.g.
  • "L. donovani" undergo further development only in the digestive tract of the female sandfly.
  • As a result of plastic ingestion, the digestive tract can be blocked resulting in starvation.
  • Dioxins are absorbed well from the digestive tract, if they are dissolved in fats or oils (e.g.
n.
  1. tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination; alimentary canal; alimentary tract; digestive tube; digestive tract; GI tract
E.g.
  • Guanadrel is rapidly and well absorbed from gastrointestinal tract.
  • The effects of amphetamine on the gastrointestinal tract are unpredictable.
  • In the gastrointestinal tract, epithelial cells proliferate and die rapidly.
n.
  1. the bronchi and lungs
n.
  1. any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs; bronchoscopic smear; sputum smear

nerve tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain; nerve pathway; tract; pathway

optic tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the cranial nerve that serves the retina; optic nerve; nervus opticus; second cranial nerve

pyramidal tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral root of the spinal cord; pyramidal motor system; corticospinal tract

respiratory tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body; airway
E.g.
  • It can cause lesions in the respiratory tract.
  • Tracheostomy is often used to relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Cat flu Cat flu is the common name for a feline upper respiratory tract disease.
n.
  1. any infection of the respiratory tract; respiratory infection

tract house

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of many houses of similar design constructed together on a tract of land

tract housing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land
n.
  1. the nose and throat and trachea
E.g.
  • Tracheostomy is often used to relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Cat flu Cat flu is the common name for a feline upper respiratory tract disease.
  • Nasal inhalers contain decongestant drugs to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract.

urinary tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine
E.g.
  • This causes a urinary tract infection.
  • Common side effects include high blood pressure, headaches, and urinary tract infections.
  • Contrast media can also be used for tests of the urinary tract, uterus and fallopian tubes.
n.
  1. any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract

tract of land

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Herd negotiated to buy a vast tract of land.
  • There is a dispute between the two parties over a tract of land in size.
  • Many developers divide a large tract of land into lots as a subdivision.

large tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Many developers divide a large tract of land into lots as a subdivision.
  • The Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) occupies a large tract between Delson and Saint-Constant.
  • For his service in the war, he was awarded a large tract of land in Fayette County, Kentucky in 1775.

tract infections

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Tracheostomy is often used to relieve upper respiratory tract infections.
  • In light of recurrent biliary tract infections, Evans recommended an operation.
  • rhizomelia), seizures, recurrent respiratory tract infections and congenital cataracts.
E.g.
  • Common side effects include high blood pressure, headaches, and urinary tract infections.
  • An Israeli study found a high rate of urinary tract infections if the bandage is left on too long.
  • Estriol has been found to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and other urogenital symptoms.

tract infection

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This causes a urinary tract infection.
  • This can lead to upper respiratory tract infection and sometimes requires tracheostomy to relieve the symptom.
  • In 2012, the top three deadly diseases were HIV/AIDS, lower respiratory tract infection, and diarrheal diseases.

reproductive tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • PCI is present in the male reproductive tract at 40x higher concentrations than in blood plasma.
  • When the procedure is performed before sexual maturity, the reproductive tract remains undeveloped and non-functional.
  • Other evidence indicates that o,p'-DDT disrupts female reproductive tract development, later impairing eggshell quality.

vocal tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, to estimate the acoustic resonances of the vocal tract (i.e.
  • It is thought to be associated with one or more of the higher resonances of the vocal tract.
  • Their vocal tract will be shaped to resonate at frequencies associated with the tone being produced.

intestinal tract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In rare cases, the intestinal tract itself can twist and even rupture.
  • A weekly fast day can be beneficial, as it allows the intestinal tract to be purged.
  • Parasitic Apicomplexa are often found in the intestinal tract, especially the crop, of Lepismatidae.
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