- the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of digestive organs.
Origin of gastroenterology
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- the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines
Word Origin and History for gastroenterology
1904, from gastro- + enterology. Related: Gastroenterologist.
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- The medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
- The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the gastrointestinal tract.
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