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noun an·trec·to·my \an-ˈtrek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of antrectomy



  1. :  surgical removal of the lower portion of the stomach Antrectomy may be performed for several reasons including treatment of peptic ulcers, gastric obstruction, or malignant tumors . After antrectomy, gastrin levels returned to normal in all three patients.—Irvin M. Modlin and George Sachs, Acid Related Diseases: Biology and Treatment, 2004

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