gas·​tric | \ˈga-strik \

Definition of gastric 

: of or relating to the stomach

Examples of gastric in a Sentence

gastric problems caused by stress

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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 The determined mom had a gastric balloon and gastric bypass and lost more than half her body weight over 12 months, but was left with rolls of skin that hung to her knees. Fox News, "Woman who lost 252 pounds rejected on Tinder after sending pics of her excess skin," 10 July 2018 Mama June lost nearly 300 lbs. in 2017 after getting gastric sleeve surgery, and debuted her new, size-4 body on her WEtv show. Michele Corriston,, "Mama June Posts Old Swimsuit Photo After Gaining 25 Lbs. Back: 'I'm Still Beautimess!'," 4 July 2018 Because insulin doesn’t fare well inside the stomach’s acidic environment, this enteric coating is critical to avoiding breakdown by gastric acids in the gut. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "These insulin pills could replace daily injections for diabetics, study says," 28 June 2018 The cause was gastric cancer, said his wife, Dorothy Pohlman. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 17 June 2018 Apollo Endosurgery said that as of March 31, the global rate of spontaneous hyperinflation of its devices after operations was 0.07%, and the gastric perforation rate was 0.01%. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Weight loss balloons now linked to 12 deaths," 4 June 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 \

Medical Definition of gastric 

: of or relating to the stomach

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