GI cocktail


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gastrointestinal cocktail

a slurry of medications used to relieve symptoms thought to be gastric, and in some cases, given as a diagnostic challenge to establish a gastrointestinal source for certain symptoms.
Synonym(s): GI cocktail

GI cocktail

A mixture of a topical anesthetic and antacid sometimes given to patients suspected of having noncardiac chest pain. Its use is controversial.

CAUTION!

Patients suffering from acute coronary ischemia may sometimes respond to the administration of a GI cocktail, confusing the diagnosis and delaying appropriate therapy.
See also: cocktail