Adjective "gastric" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of the stomach.
  1. 'gastric acid secretion'
  2. 'John researched the pathogenesis of gastric and duodenal ulcer disease.'
  3. 'In 1979 he had a partial gastrectomy for benign gastric ulcers, followed by post gastrectomy anaemia.'
  4. 'In addition, gastric lavage can actually push the gastric contents beyond the pylorus, which enhances absorption.'
  5. 'Pain caused by a gastric ulcer is often made worse by eating.'
  6. 'Both oesophageal and gastric factors affect the occurrence of reflux.'
  7. 'Peptic ulcer is the collective name for duodenal ulcers or gastric ulcers.'
  8. 'Inhibiting gastric acid is critical when managing active peptic ulcer bleeding that doesn't stop spontaneously.'
  9. 'Oesophageal and gastric cancer are common diseases that pose considerable challenges to surgeons.'
  10. 'Gastroscopy revealed several areas of gastric ulceration and one duodenal ulcer.'
  11. 'This leads to a more prolonged exposure of the esophageal mucosa to gastric fluid than normal.'


1. pertaining to the stomach.

More examples(as adjective)

"ulcers can be gastric."

"secretions can be gastric."

"mucosas can be gastric."

"metaplasias can be gastric."

"juices can be gastric."

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Mid 17th century: from modern Latin gastricus, from Greek gastēr, gastr- ‘stomach’.