gastric gastric  /ˈɡæ strɪk/


  • (adj) relating to or involving the stomach



  1. A quarter-pound of meat stimulates almost twice as much gastric juices as does a quarter-pound of bread or other carbohydrates, and is correspondingly better for normal digestion.
  2. New research shows that bariatric surgeries, like gastric bypass, are safer and more effective than originally thought, especially for teenagers and seniors.
  3. If this research is done, it will prove that gastric fundus contain satiety-specific neurons with their axons passing through vagus nerve to the satiety center of hypothalamus.


  1. Adding chemotherapy to surgery improves survival in advanced gastric cancer, study confirms

    For patients with advanced gastric cancer, treatment with chemotherapy after surgery can reduce the risk of cancer related death by 34% over five years compared to surgery alone, researchers report.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Does Heartburn Drug, Pepcid, Hold Promise for Schizophrenia?

    Researchers from Finland have found that a common over-the-counter drug for heartburn and gastric ulcer can relieve some of the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Professor Jesper Ekelund, M.D., and his team showed that a very large dose of famotidine (200 mg daily) can penetrate the so-called blood-brain barrier and affect the histamine system in the brain. [...]
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  3. Study confirms adding chemotherapy to surgery improves survival in advanced gastric cancer

    ( European Society for Medical Oncology ) At the meeting Prof Sung Hoon Noh, a gastric surgeon from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea, presented 5-year follow-up from the phase III CLASSIC trial, which added combination chemotherapy to a standard surgical procedure called D2 gastrectomy. The chemotherapy regimen studied in the trial is called XELOX, which is a combination of the drugs ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "We will be not recommending a long period in China before the games," Coates said, a day before the countdown clock on Wednesday reaches one year until the games open. "That only is going to increase the possibility of respiratory or gastric...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: John Coates Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "She was unable to speak, unable to eat. She was fed by a gastric tube," Dubernard said.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Jean-Michel Dubernard Source: FOXNews

  3. "Baby, if I could get a gastric band I would! I've heard it'sa lot of vomiting and a pain in the ass, but it's still easier than a diet. I did go to see a Hollywood doctor about it. I wasn't desperate, I just knew I had to do something. He said...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Courtney Love Source: Metro Canada - Toronto

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