gastritis


gas·tri·tis

noun \ga-ˈstrī-təs\

medical : a painful condition in which the inside surface of the stomach becomes inflamed

Full Definition of GASTRITIS

:  inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

First Known Use of GASTRITIS

1806

gas·tri·tis

noun \ga-ˈstrīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GASTRITIS

: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

gastritis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation in the stomach. Acute gastritis, usually caused by ingesting something irritating or by infection, starts suddenly, with severe pain, vomiting, thirst, and diarrhea, and subsides rapidly. Treatment involves a short fast and then a bland diet, sedatives, and antispasmodics. Chemical gastritis, from ingestion of corrosive chemicals, requires emptying and washing out the stomach. Chronic gastritis has vague symptoms, including abdominal discomfort or pain, poor appetite, gas, and irregular bowel movements. Causes include prolonged use of aspirin or other irritating drugs, infection with Helicobacter pylori, and pernicious anemia. Treatment for chronic gastritis depends on the cause.

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