gastric

adjective

gas·​tric ˈga-strik How to pronounce gastric (audio)
: of or relating to the stomach

Examples of gastric in a Sentence

gastric problems caused by stress
Recent Examples on the Web Not all foods are made the same, therefore not all gastric emptying is made equal either. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 7 Oct. 2023 More than half of the procedures done that year were gastric sleeve surgery, which removes about 80% of the stomach. Maia Pandey, NBC News, 14 July 2023 Most of the harmful ingredient associations were for the alcohol content, which various studies have shown to increase risk of liver cancer, gastric cancer, colon cancer, gout, and atrial fibrillation. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 20 Dec. 2023 Alkaline water stops pepsin from being activated when gastric acid is released in the stomach.20 What gets rid of heartburn fast? Elizabeth Pratt, Health, 31 Oct. 2023 Some experts have considered that changes in gastric acid from these medications may affect the absorption of certain nutrients. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 21 Aug. 2023 The hormone has several effects in the body, such as stimulating insulin production, slowing gastric emptying and lowering blood sugar. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Bloating occurs when there’s a delay in gastric emptying, so many believe that making this process easier will help decrease the likelihood of bloating and indigestion. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 13 Dec. 2023 Sheree Boyd, director of operations for Specialty Physicians of Illinois, had a gastric band procedure years ago, but learned that leaving it in place for a long period of time can cause significant health issues. Daily Southtown Staff, Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gastric was in 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Gastric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastric. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

gastric

adjective
gas·​tric ˈgas-trik How to pronounce gastric (audio)
: of, relating to, or located near the stomach
gastric ulcers

Medical Definition

gastric

adjective
gas·​tric ˈgas-trik How to pronounce gastric (audio)
: of or relating to the stomach

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