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

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Under the agreement, Rainbow will provide pediatric specialty care in pediatric radiology, nephrology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, general surgery and gastroenterology. Ginger Christ,, "MetroHealth names University Hospitals new partner for pediatric care," 3 June 2019 Apart from being super-busy with school, Audrey was also battling severe gastroenterology problems. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "5 Times Jeremy and Audrey Roloff's Book 'A Love Letter Life' Got Extremely Real," 12 Apr. 2019 Lisa Strate, a gastroenterologist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and director of gastroenterology clinical research at the University of Washington, says patients can do all of the right things and still end up with diverticulitis. Laura Landro, WSJ, "Doctors Rethink the Cause—and Treatment—of Diverticular Disease," 20 Nov. 2018 Postdeal cost cuts also should push profitability higher as Shire and Takeda have overlapping businesses like gastroenterology and neuroscience. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Too Cheap to Fail: Big Pharma Deal Presents Enticing Value," 3 Dec. 2018 His father, a gastroenterologist, is a professor of medicine at N.Y.U. School of Medicine, and is the director of gastroenterology and hepatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. New York Times, "Sarah Cohen, Steven Pochapin," 27 May 2018 Services will include gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, urology, sports health, hand surgery, gynecology and breast surgery. Ron Hurtibise,, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 The project—which required an expertise in biological engineering techniques, electronic circuit design, materials, and gastroenterology—was a true team effort. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ingestible Medical Device Can Tell Your Phone What's Happening in Your Gut," 24 May 2018 The groom’s mother is a registered nurse in gastroenterology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. Jillian Bell, New York Times, "Jillian Bell, Stephen Wood," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gastroenterology

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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

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