gastroenteritis

noun
gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​i·​tis | \ ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrī-təs How to pronounce gastroenteritis (audio) \

Definition of gastroenteritis

: inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines characterized especially by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps

Examples of gastroenteritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, can be caused by several different bacteria or viruses. Libby Richards, Quartz, "The common myth that stops people from getting their flu shot," 3 Oct. 2019 Norovirus is one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis in the world. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "His Immune System Went Out of Whack. The Usual Treatment Didn’t Work. Why?," 18 Mar. 2020 Injuries Rockets: Guards Eric Gordon (sore right knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are questionable. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Scouting report: Rockets vs. Timberwolves," 9 Mar. 2020 School officials said the symptoms are not consistent with coronavirus or anything other than gastroenteritis. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco middle school closes over stomach illness outbreak," 28 Feb. 2020 Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis -- often called a stomach bug -- in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Faith Karimi, CNN, "170 people sickened at Yosemite National Park after likely norovirus outbreak," 17 Jan. 2020 The stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, can be caused by several different bacteria or viruses. Libby Richards, Quartz, "The common myth that stops people from getting their flu shot," 3 Oct. 2019 Have fun, but don't get sick!:How cruise ship passengers should prepare for illness or injury Some students also had vomiting and diarrhea, symptoms of viral gastroenteritis, prompting the district to send a letter to parents. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Stomach flu outbreak terrorizes school in Washington state, sickening over 100 students, staff," 13 Dec. 2019 The stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, can be caused by several different bacteria or viruses. Libby Richards, Quartz, "The common myth that stops people from getting their flu shot," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gastroenteritis

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastroenteritis was circa 1829

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“Gastroenteritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastroenteritis. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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gastroenteritis

noun
gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​i·​tis | \ -ˌent-ə-ˈrīt-əs How to pronounce gastroenteritis (audio) \
plural gastroenteritides\ -​ˈrit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce gastroenteritides (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastroenteritis

: inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines

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