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Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that studies the digestive system and its disorders.

Contributors in Gastroenterology



Medical; Gastroenterology

Sudden , quick breaths that are immediately cut off by a closing of the throat. These are caused by automatic contracting of the diaphragm.

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Medical; Gastroenterology

A test that uses an x ray to look into the bile and pancreatic ducts. The doctor inserts an endoscope through the mouth into the duodenum and bile ducts. Dye is sent through the tube into the ducts, ...

pyloric stenosis

Medical; Gastroenterology

A narrowing of the opening between the stomach and the small intestine.

autoimmune hepatitis

Medical; Gastroenterology

A liver disease in which the body’s immune system damages liver cells for unknown reasons.

vagus nerve

Medical; Gastroenterology

The nerve in the stomach that controls the making of stomach acid and stomach emptying.


Medical; Gastroenterology

Problems with swallowing food or liquid, usually caused by blockage or injury to the esophagus.


Medical; Gastroenterology

The solid waste that passes through the rectum as a bowel movement. Feces are undigested food, bacteria, mucus, and dead cells.

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