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gastroenterology

Definitions

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

  • n. The branch of medicine dealing with the study of disorders affecting the stomach, intestines, and associated organs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of the digestive system, from mouth to anus. May also include the study of accessory organs: pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.

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

  • n. the branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases

Etymologies

gastro-, from Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastēr, "belly") + enterology, from entero-, from Ancient Greek ἔντερον (enteron, "intestine"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Center clinicians work closely with Children's Hospital specialists in gastroenterology, nutrition, behavioral and neuropsychology, radiology and clinical pharmacology to coordinate comprehensive care for patients.

    Pediatric AIDS

  • Specialists in gastroenterology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), surgery as well as other subspecialists familiar with the individual with cystic fibrosis are readily available on site.

    Adult Care Program

  • I had successfully completed my training as a physician and now wanted to work in gastroenterology or microbiology to continue the work.

    Barry J. Marshall - Autobiography

  • Health where Brown served initially as Clinical Associate in gastroenterology and hereditary disease.

    Michael S. Brown - Biography

  • The guy couldn’t stop staring, but then again, it’s not every day you hear a preschooler pronounce the word gastroenterology, clear as a bell.

    HOUSE RULES

  • Cases in pediatric gastroenterology from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: A 2-year-old boy with emesis and facial edema.

    Recent Publications

  • Unless you are an M. I.T grad who also graduated from medical school with a degree in gastroenterology.

    Lunch’er Jill to Me: “Mi Nidito is Not That Bad!” | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • Residents and fellows training in pathology as well as in other specialties such as gastroenterology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and at the University of Pennsylvania and from a broad range of other programs can rotate through the department for instruction in fetal and pediatric pathology.

    Anatomic Pathology

  • Doctors in less glamorous fields, such as gastroenterology, can now compete in Who Wants to Be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?

    What's My Motivation?

  • About 25 physicians will work at the center, including doctors who would rotate in to provide specialized services such as gastroenterology, rheumatology and endocrinology, based on patient demand.

    chron.com Chronicle

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