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gastroenteritis

Line breaks: gastro|enter|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌɡastrəʊɛntəˈrʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of gastroenteritis in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Inflammation of the stomach and intestines, typically resulting from bacterial toxins or viral infection and causing vomiting and diarrhoea.
Example sentences
  • Also known as viral gastro-enteritis, it causes vomiting, headaches, abdominal cramps and sometimes diarrhoea.
  • Farms were closed after traces were claimed to have been found of a virus causing gastro-enteritis and diarrhoea in oysters harvested in the inlet.
  • And there's good evidence that they can reduce the duration of rotavirus diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis in infants.

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