gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \

Definition of gastroenterology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines

Other Words from gastroenterology

gastroenterological \ ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \ adjective
gastroenterologist \ ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \ noun

Examples of gastroenterology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surgical specialists in pediatrics, orthopedics, urology, general surgery, gastroenterology, ear, nose, and throat and more will care for patients at the new center. al, 24 May 2022 It was ranked second in the nation for neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, and cardiology and heart surgery, and was ranked third for gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery. Globe Staff,, 14 June 2022 For certain procedures, especially in gastroenterology, the surgeon also needs your stomach to be empty to help them do your job. Julie Stewart, Men's Health, 2 June 2022 In 2021, the number of private equity acquisitions of gastroenterology practices grew by 28% over the previous year, according to Spherix Global Insights and Fraser Healthcare. Emmarie Huetteman, Fortune, 27 May 2022 No matter how short families be on formula, Dr. Navneet Hundal, a pediatric gastroenterology at Mass. General Brigham, do not dilute the mixture by adding more water, or attempt to make your own. Globe Staff,, 18 May 2022 After an internal medicine residency at Emory University and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Tufts University’s medical center, Baker joined the University of Chicago as a medical professor and clinician in 1973. Bob Goldsborough,, 8 Apr. 2022 Murali, board-certified in gastroenterology and hepatology, specializes in treating a variety of diseases of the liver and in managing patients before and after liver transplants. Caroline Catherman,, 13 Apr. 2022 There’s also this to consider: That undigested food can include fat, Amy Tyberg, MD, a professor of gastroenterology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gastroenterology

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Gastroenterology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -ˌent-ə-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \
plural gastroenterologies

Medical Definition of gastroenterology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines

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gastroenterological \ -​rə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \ also gastroenterologic \ -​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \ adjective
gastroenterological disorders a gastroenterological procedure

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