intestinal bypass


noun

the surgical circumvention, by anastomosis, of a diseased portion of the intestine; also sometimes used to reduce nutrient absorption in morbidly obese patients.

Nearby words

  1. intestinal amebiasis,
  2. intestinal anastomosis,
  3. intestinal angina,
  4. intestinal artery,
  5. intestinal atresia,
  6. intestinal digestion,
  7. intestinal emphysema,
  8. intestinal fistula,
  9. intestinal flora,
  10. intestinal flu

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