gas·​tric | \ ˈga-strik How to pronounce gastric (audio) \

Definition of gastric

: of or relating to the stomach

Examples of gastric in a Sentence

gastric problems caused by stress
Recent Examples on the Web While not a solution for everyone, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding, among other procedures, have proven effective. Dana Goldman, The Conversation, "Obesity, second to smoking as the most preventable cause of US deaths, needs new approaches," 27 Jan. 2020 Gastrin also prompts the release of the chemical histamine, which then binds to H2 receptors and causes the release of gastric acid to help break down that food. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "Update: The FDA Wants Zantac Off Shelves Because of a Possibly Carcinogenic Impurity," 1 Apr. 2020 At first science didn't think diarrhea or other typical gastric issues that often come with the flu applied to the noval coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do," 13 Apr. 2020 How to relieve it: Dr. Barfield recommended eating small, frequent meals so as not to overload your stomach and to facilitate gastric emptying. New York Times, "Pregnancy Pains Got You Down? Read This," 13 Apr. 2020 On Background Forgetting the hunger In this poignant essay, Paul Nezaum Saiedi reflects on his fraught journey to gastric sleeve surgery, and how his changed relationship with food also changed his relationship with himself. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Citigroup stands out in Congress’s diversity report on the banking industry," 21 Feb. 2020 Sure, the computerized vocalizations sounded more like a cow experiencing extreme gastric distress, but such studies still yield insight into the intricacies of how vocal tracts function across different species. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "After 3,000 years, we can hear the “voice” of a mummified Egyptian priest," 24 Jan. 2020 These drugs block the enzyme system responsible for secreting gastric acid. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "Should You Worry About the Zantac Recall If You've Been Using It for Heartburn?," 31 Oct. 2019 In one of the largest gastric balloon data sets ever collected, 1,623 patients across 19 weight loss centers in seven countries lost, on average, 28 pounds after swallowing the Elipse, according to Allurion. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Weight-loss balloon company gets another $34m in funding," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of gastric

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gastric

Greek gastr-, gastēr, alteration of *grastēr, from gran to gnaw, eat

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The first known use of gastric was in 1656

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15 May 2020

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“Gastric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce gastric (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gastric

medical : of, relating to, or located near the stomach


gas·​tric | \ ˈgas-trik How to pronounce gastric (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastric

: of or relating to the stomach

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