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Gastric Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    gastric adj : relating to or involving the stomach; "gastric ulcer" [syn: stomachic, stomachal]
Gastric Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gastric \Gas"tric\, a. [Gr. ?, ?, stomach: cf. F. gastrique.] Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery. Gastric digestion (Physiol.), the conversion of the albuminous portion of food in the stomach into soluble and diffusible products by the solvent action of gastric juice. Gastric fever (Med.), a fever attended with prominent gastric symptoms; -- a name applied to certain forms of typhoid fever; also, to catarrhal inflammation of the stomach attended with fever. Gastric juice (Physiol.), a thin, watery fluid, with an acid reaction, secreted by a peculiar set of glands contained in the mucous membrane of the stomach. It consists mainly of dilute hydrochloric acid and the ferment pepsin. It is the most important digestive fluid in the body, but acts only on proteid foods. Gastric remittent fever (Med.), a form of remittent fever with pronounced stomach symptoms.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Gastric'


In some animals, including vertebrates, echinoderms, insects (mid-gut) and molluscs, the stomach is a muscular, hollow, dilated part of the alimentary canal which functions as an important organ of the digestive tract. It is involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication (chewing). The stomach is located between the oesophagus and the small intestine. It secretes protein-digesting enzymes and strong acids to aid in food digestion, (sent to it via oesophageal peristalsis) through smooth muscular contortions (called segmentation) before sending partially-digested food (chyme) to the small intestines.

The word stomach is derived from the Latin stomachus which is derived from the Greek word stomachos, ultimately from stoma (στόμα), "mouth". The words gastro- and gastric (meaning related to the stomach) are both derived from the Greek word gaster (γαστήρ).

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  • Comprehensive molecular characterization of gastric adenocarcinoma
    The Cancer Genome Atlas reports on molecular evaluation of 295 primary gastric adenocarcinomas and proposes a new classification of gastric cancers into 4 subtypes, which should help with clinical assessment and trials of targeted therapies. Read more on this news related to 'Gastric'
  • Jenni Murray joins growing number of Britons to have gastric surgery
    Number of people having drastic weight loss surgery like that undergone by Woman's Hour presenter has soared 2,000% in 10 years In opting to have a gastric band fitted, prompted by despair at her inability to shed weight via dieting and keep it off, Jenni Murray is set to join the growing number of obese people obese is the word Murray uses in Thursday's c Read more on this news related to 'Gastric'
  • Why I'm getting a gastric band: JENNI MURRAY on how, after years of battling her weight, she's taken a momentous ...
    At 64 the broadcaster has admitted that her weight is a serious problem that she must do something about. After putting on weight for years JENNI MURRAY says a gastric band could save her life. Read more on this news related to 'Gastric'

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