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 Yes, dogs can eat broccoli, but feeding them too much can cause gastric irritation. Jacob Livesay, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 Thompson is following in the footsteps of her mother, Mama June Shannon, who had gastric sleeve surgery in May 2016 and later underwent a tummy tuck. Anna Lazarus Caplan And Vanessa Etienne,, 21 July 2022 These foods also contain high levels of sodium nitrite, a compound that may convert into nitrosamines and increase the risk of gastric cancer. Barbara Brody, Fortune, 16 July 2022 Misoprostol can be used to induce labor by softening and opening the cervix in patients ready to give birth vaginally, prevents drug induced gastric ulcers and treats postpartum hemorrhage in combination with oxytocin. Dr. Erica Jalal, ABC News, 30 June 2022 Elevated feeders were once recommended as a way to prevent gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), also known as bloat, a life-threatening condition that’s most prevalent in large and deep-chested breeds. Lindsay Pevny, Popular Mechanics, 24 June 2022 The couple’s veterinarian later confirmed that Gus died from a stomach bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Yellow arrows indicate individual fish scales, while green highlights gastric pellets. Jeanne Timmons, Ars Technica, 6 June 2022 However, people who have penises may respond better to antifungal medicines because these patients have more gastric acid than patients who have vaginas. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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14 Aug 2022

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“Gastric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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

Medical Definition of gastric

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