gastrocolic


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Related to gastrocolic: gastrocolic fistula

gastrocolic

 [gas″tro-kol´ik]
pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and colon.

gas·tro·co·lic

(gas'trō-kol'ik),
Relating to the stomach and colon.

gastrocolic

/gas·tro·col·ic/ (gas″tro-kol´ik) pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and colon, as a fistula.

gastrocolic

adjective Referring to the stomach and colon.

gas·tro·co·lic

(gas'trō-kol'ik)
Relating to the stomach and the colon.

gastrocolic

Pertaining to the stomach and the colon. A gastrocolic fistula is an abnormal connection between the inside of the stomach and the inside of the colon.

gas·tro·co·lic

(gas'trō-kol'ik)
Relating to stomach and colon.

gastrocolic

pertaining to or communicating with the stomach and colon.

gastrocolic ligament tension
usually the result of displacement of the left dorsal colon so that it lies across the ligament; causes reflex dilation of the stomach.
gastrocolic reflex
distention of the stomach leads to rectal contractions and defecation.
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It is important to schedule defecation the same time every day to take advantage of natural body rhythms and the gastrocolic reflex (Paris et al.
Soybel DI, Kestenberg A, Brunt EM, Becker JM: Gastrocolic fistula as a complication of benign gastric ulcer: report of four cases and update of the literature.
Surgery confirmed gastrocolic and jejunocolic fistulas requiring intestinal resection and diversion.
3] receptor antagonists delay transit in the GI tract, reduce colonic tone, dampen the gastrocolic reflex, and decrease intestinal sensation.
Several children had more than one secondary diagnosis, including feeding problems such as gastrocolic reflex, constipation and regurgitation; oral and disseminated candidiasis; diarrhoea; and minor congenital malformations.
Nevertheless, thin-section imaging, with close attention to common sites of disease and pathways of spread to the peritoneal surfaces (such as the gastrocolic ligament, omentum, gastrocolic trunk, and jejunal mesentery), can improve sensitivity (Figure 10).
Habitually suppressing the gastrocolic reflex--the urge to defecate after eating-causes some patients difficulty moving their bowels.
Using mealtime for bowel routines to capitalize on the gastrocolic reflex
Right after meals is a good time to practice sitting, to take advantage of the gastrocolic reflex to defecate.
Less common complications include tumor implantation, (11,12) gastric perforation, gastric bleeding, and gastrocolic fistula.
But even so, he experienced tachycardia, sweating, and severe gastrocolic reflex causing an intense need to go to the bathroom.