gastritis

noun

gas·​tri·​tis ga-ˈstrī-təs How to pronounce gastritis (audio)
: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

Examples of gastritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people use ginger to help with gastritis, constipation, and bloating. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 Other gastritis symptoms may include:12 Indigestion Loss of appetite Nausea or vomiting Upper belly pain 7. Karen Pallarito, Health, 27 July 2023 Other people have no symptoms but, nonetheless, can still receive damage in the stomach, including gastritis and ulcers. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) says side effects for NSAIDs include gastrointestinal issues like heartburn, gastritis, and even ulcers or bleeding. Health.com, 26 Jan. 2022 Though production often decreases slightly with age, conditions like autoimmune atrophic gastritis can additionally limit acid production and result in upper gastrointestinal symptoms like indigestion. Matt Benoit, Discover Magazine, 18 Feb. 2023 After teaming up, the pair studied biopsies from 100 patients and found that almost every one with ulcers or gastritis (any condition where the stomach lining is inflamed) also had H. pylori. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 14 Oct. 2021 There was all this inflammation, and gastritis had developed. Pamela Weintraub, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2010 This will help to rule out some of the more common causes of vomiting, such as gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), intestinal parasites, and infectious diseases. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gastritis was in 1806

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“Gastritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastritis. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

gastritis

noun
gas·​tri·​tis ga-ˈstrīt-əs How to pronounce gastritis (audio)
: inflammation of the stomach and especially of its mucous membrane

Medical Definition

gastritis

noun
gas·​tri·​tis ga-ˈstrīt-əs How to pronounce gastritis (audio)
: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

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