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gastroenteritis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestine; often caused by an infection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis

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Examples

  • Noroviruses stomach fluAlso called gastroenteritis, this group of related viruses causes diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain.

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  • So he's being treated for hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, which is apparently something that can come on suddenly like this and produce the same symptoms we're seeing in Jasper.

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  • Influenza can produce nausea and vomiting, especially in children, but these symptoms are more common in the unrelated disease gastroenteritis, which is sometimes called "stomach flu" or "24-hour flu".

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  • Salmonella gastroenteritis, which is primarily a food-borne illness, occurs in approximately 1.4 million Americans each year.

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  • The vaccine does not work against gastroenteritis, which is commonly called the "stomach flu."

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  • "It is acute watery diarrhoea which is also known as gastroenteritis and the media is misinforming people," he said.

    IRIN

  • According to the Minnesota Department of Health, norovirus infections cause gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach and the small and large intestines.

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  • To boost their credibility, SAS enlisted microbiologists at the University of Leicester to look at viral and bacterial loads caused by untreated sewage in water, and their connection to diseases such as gastroenteritis, hepatitis and a potential killer, E coli 0157.

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  • In the Multan area of Punjab province, large parts of which have been under water for days, medical workers have seen at least 1,000 children with illnesses such as gastroenteritis in the last three days, said Mumtaz Hussain, a doctor at the main government hospital.

    Pakistan Flood Victims Face Disease Threat

  • Act Against Allergy survey of 500 doctors across Europe, including 100 in this country, [which] found that 78 per cent of British doctors think that their colleagues are confusing milk allergy symptoms with other conditions such as gastroenteritis and colic.

    Dairy Allergies Misdiagnosed by Doctors

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