Definition of Gastroenteritis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis.

Exact synonyms: Intestinal Flu, Stomach Flu
Generic synonyms: Inflammatory Disease
Specialized synonyms: Cholera Infantum, Cholera Morbus, Collywobbles



Definition of Gastroenteritis

1. n. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines.

Definition of Gastroenteritis

1. Noun. (medicine) Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestine; often caused by an infection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gastroenteritis

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Medical Definition of Gastroenteritis

1. An acute inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines, characterised by anorexia, nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and weakness, which has various causes, including food poisoning due to infection with such organisms as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella species, consumption of irritating food or drink or psychological factors such as anger, stress and fear. Synonym: enterogastritis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastroenteritis

gastrodisc
gastrodome
gastrodomes
gastroduodenal
gastroduodenal artery
gastroduodenal fistula
gastroduodenal lymph nodes
gastroduodenal orifice
gastroduodenitis
gastroduodenoscopy
gastroduodenostomy
gastrodynia
gastroenteric
gastroenteritic
gastroenteritis (current term)
gastroenteritis virus type A
gastroenteritis virus type B
gastroenteroanastomosis
gastroenterocolitis
gastroenterocolostomy
gastroenterological
gastroenterologist
gastroenterologists
gastroenterology
gastroenteropathy
gastroenteroplasty
gastroenteroptosis
gastroenterostomy
gastroenterotomy

Literary usage of Gastroenteritis

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1. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"Schreiber, DS, Blacklow, NR, and Trier, JS The mucosal lesion of the proximal small intestine in acute infectious nonbacterial gastroenteritis. ..."

2. Diseases of the Digestive Tract and Their Treatment by Arthur Everett Austin (1916)
"... it has often been aroused by putrefaction or fermentation of food which should have been digested and absorbed in the small intestine. gastroenteritis. ..."

3. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"To aid nature in eliminating foul material, we employ flushing of the bowels once or twice a day. (See General Therapeutics.) ACUTE gastroenteritis IN ..."

4. Diseases of Children by Herman Bernard Sheffield (1921)
"In this stage, gastroenteritis assumes a very acute course. It is manifested by violent vomiting, excessive thirst; frequent, thin watery, brownish, ..."

5. Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks by National Academies Press, National Research Council (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2006)
"The rate of gastroenteritis cases seeking medical care increased markedly ... There was no change in the rate of diagnosed cases of gastroenteritis in the ..."

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