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Clinical Definition Flatulence is gas in the intestines or stomach that is expelled from the anus.  Gas in the digestive tract originates from the normal breakdown of undigested foods by bacteria that normally live in the colon, as well as from swallowing air. While some gas is expelled by burping or belching, other gas is


Clinical Definition Flora are bacteria and other microorganisms that live on the skin and inside the body. The term refers most frequently to bacteria that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract. In Our Own Words Flora are essentially tiny bugs, or bacterium, that live both inside the body and outside on the skin. Particular kinds of flora

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