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

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This routine trains a competitive eater’s body to stop gastric peristalsis when gorging on food. Currie Engel, Time, "Joey Chestnut Claims 12th Title at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest," 4 July 2019 This observation points toward the possibility of preventing gastric cancers on an individualized basis by minimizing the risks from mismatches between hosts and their bacteria. Quanta Magazine, "What Bacteria Can Tell Us About Human Evolution," 5 Dec. 2017 And a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2014 found that supplements of apigenin, a flavonoid found in celery, may have helped slow the progression of gastritis and gastric cancer—in gerbils, that is. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Surprise: Celery Juice Will Not Cure All of Your Health Issues," 25 Jan. 2019 Some had gastric sleeve or gastric band procedures. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Obesity surgery may lower heart-attack danger in diabetics, study finds," 16 Oct. 2018 Both were developed to treat gastric issues but have the effect of boosting milk supply. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "Inside the mommy-friendly, scientifically sketchy world of breastfeeding supplements," 20 Dec. 2018 Then head to your doctor, as bad breath could be a symptom of various medical conditions such as sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, gastric reflux, a tonsil infection, and even some liver or kidney diseases. Samantha Lefave, Redbook, "Why You Should Never Ignore Sweet-Smelling Urine (or These Other Body Odors)," 3 Aug. 2018 In four of the cases, including the one for the ReShape device, death was preceded by a gastric perforation, or hole in the stomach wall, that occurred within 3½ weeks of surgical placement of the balloon, according to the FDA. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Weight loss balloons now linked to 12 deaths," 4 June 2018 The condition has a high rate of inheritance and makes gastric cancer incidence more likely—and typically more aggressive. Elizabeth Millard, SELF, "I Had a Preventive Total Gastrectomy and Now I Live Without a Stomach," 30 Jan. 2018

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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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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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to complain fretfully

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