gastrectasia


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Related to gastrectasia: glossorrhaphy, cheilorrhaphy, laparoenterostomy

gas·trec·ta·sis

, gastrectasia (gas-trek'tă-sis, gas-trek-tā'zē-ă),
Dilation of the stomach.
[gastr- + G. ektasis, extension]

gastrectasia

[gas′trektā′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, gaster, stomach, ektasis, stretching
an abnormal dilation of the stomach that may be accompanied by pain, vomiting, rapid pulse, and falling body temperature. Causes include overeating, obstruction of the pyloric valve, or a hernia.

gastrectasia

A term of waning use for distension of the stomach; gastric distension.

gas·trec·ta·sis

, gastrectasia (gas-trek'tă-sis, gas-trek-tā'zē-ă)
Dilation of the stomach.
[gastr- + G. ektasis, extension]
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