the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of digestive organs.
- gas·tro·en·ter·o·log·ic [gas-troh-en-ter-uh-loj-ik], /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, gas·tro·en·ter·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- gas·tro·en·te·rol·o·gist, noun
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How to use gastroenterology in a sentence
A subsequent study published in November 2021 in the Lancet gastroenterology & Hepatology found it was effective for inducing and maintaining remission in adults with mild to moderate Crohn’s.
Hannibal Person, Assistant Professor of gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, University of WashingtonThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.
British Dictionary definitions for gastroenterology
the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines
- gastroenterologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for gastroenterology
The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Cultural definitions for gastroenterology
The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the gastrointestinal tract.
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