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

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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

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Recent Examples on the Web According to a release sent Tuesday evening, the change begins Wednesday and affects the hospital’s surgical services, the gastroenterology lab and the cardiac catheterization lab. al, "Anniston hospital stops non-emergency surgeries due to holiday COVID surge," 31 Dec. 2020 Pediatric cardiology is now available, and gastroenterology, nephrology and neurology will be offered in January. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron Children’s Hospital expands into Lorain County with two pediatric centers and plans for more," 15 Dec. 2020 As the former chief of gastroenterology at the hospital, everyone had been rooting for him. Emily Woodruff,, "The 'long-haulers': Why 'presumed recovered' doesn't mean you're done with the coronavirus," 17 Oct. 2020 Experts don’t really understand why colorectal cases in younger people are rising, Mark Pochapin, MD, director of gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health and president of the American College of Gastroenterology, tells Health. Claire Gillespie,, "Chadwick Boseman Died of Colon Cancer at Age 43—Why Are Rates of the Disease Higher in Younger Black Men?," 31 Aug. 2020 Patrick Pfau, chief of clinical gastroenterology at UW Health, also worries that postponing screening will simply cause people to continue putting off appointments. Jordan Nutting, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Doctors know they missed cancer cases because routine screenings were canceled. Now, they're playing catch-up.," 11 Aug. 2020 Akron Children’s Hospital was ranked in three categories, finishing 40th in urology, 48th in neurology and neurosurgery, and 50th in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "U.S. News & World Report releases list of top children’s hospitals; see where Ohio ranks," 16 June 2020 Cerberus has been seeking a buyer for Covis Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company with products targeting respiratory, allergy, cardiovascular, gastroenterology and central nervous system diseases, Bloomberg News first reported in October. Manuel Baigorri,, "Apollo Nears Deal to Buy Covis Pharma From Cerberus," 29 Apr. 2020 Before this, Parscale’s firm was a mid-tier online-ad agency, creating websites for local gastroenterology offices and the like. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "How Facebook Works for Trump," 17 Apr. 2020

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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 22 Apr. 2021.

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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

Other Words from gastroenterology

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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