gastric freezing

gas·tric freez·ing

formerly used treatment for peptic ulcer designed to reduce or eliminate the production of acid gastric juice by freezing the secretory cells with a supercooled fluid introduced into a balloon positioned in the stomach.
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The technique of gastric freezing, used in the 1960s, had been discredited and supplanted with the use of antacids and a bland milk diet.
This led him to test gastric cooling and, later, gastric freezing in an attempt to destroy gastric secretory cells.
Reinhardt: Well, there is the old example of gastric freezing.