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Πεπτικό σύστημα

English translation: Digestive/Alimentary System

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11:19 Mar 9, 2008
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
Greek term or phrase: Πεπτικό σύστημα
This is from the summary of product characteristics of a cancer drug.

Πεπτικό σύστημα is a heading in the section of side-effects. Each heading is body system; does it mean gastrointestinal system?

Thanks for feedback.
Andreas THEODOROU
Spain
Local time: 12:15
English translation:Digestive/Alimentary System
Explanation:
The answer to your question would be "yes", if it weren't for the accessory organs (see below).
From "systema digestorium"/"apparatus digestorius" in Latin to the "alimentary system/canal (i.e. tubus digestorius), despite the fact "digestive/alimentary system" are broader terms than "GI tract". E.g.
The Ontologies System in PubMed gives:



----A group of organs stretching from the MOUTH to the ANUS, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste. In humans, the digestive system includes the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT and the accessory glands (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).

http://www.gopubmed.org/GoMeshPubMed/gomeshpubmed/?tool=HotT...


(However, there are used as synonyms -especially when the Greek was written as part-translation of English texts...)
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Elena Petelos
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:15
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Thanks for explanation, Elena
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Digestive/Alimentary System


Explanation:
The answer to your question would be "yes", if it weren't for the accessory organs (see below).
From "systema digestorium"/"apparatus digestorius" in Latin to the "alimentary system/canal (i.e. tubus digestorius), despite the fact "digestive/alimentary system" are broader terms than "GI tract". E.g.
The Ontologies System in PubMed gives:



----A group of organs stretching from the MOUTH to the ANUS, serving to breakdown foods, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate waste. In humans, the digestive system includes the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT and the accessory glands (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).

http://www.gopubmed.org/GoMeshPubMed/gomeshpubmed/?tool=HotT...


(However, there are used as synonyms -especially when the Greek was written as part-translation of English texts...)

Elena Petelos
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:15
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Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in category: 234
Grading comment
Thanks for explanation, Elena

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agree  STAMATIOS FASSOULAKIS
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agree  Evi Prokopi
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