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gastroenterology

Syllabification: gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌɡastrōˌen(t)əˈräləjē
 
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Definition of gastroenterology in English:

noun

The branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.
Example sentences
  • The centre will initially manage outpatient calls from departments such as general surgery, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology, and dermatology.
  • For example, radiology was big on guidewires, but urology, gastroenterology, and cardiology weren't.
  • It will carry out general surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, gynaecology, plastics and urology procedures.

Derivatives

gastroenterological

1
Pronunciation: /-tərəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • These patients may require specialist gastroenterological referral.
  • The study was carried out in a gastroenterological surgical unit at a teaching hospital.
  • Beginning this month, all patients with colon or other gastroenterological cancers or with cancer of the thorax will be screened to determine if they need social, psychological or psychiatric services.

gastroenterologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The investigation of choice for dysphagia by gastroenterologists or upper gastrointestinal surgeons is flexible endoscopy.
  • In my experience surgeons, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, and orthopedists are among the best.
  • In 1996 concerns were raised by local gastroenterologists and general practitioners over the management of patients with acute jaundice.

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