gastric artery n.
noun 1. a surgical procedure by which all or part of the stomach is circumvented by anastomosis to the small intestine, performed to overcome obstruction or in the treatment of morbid obesity. gastric bypass n. A surgical procedure used for treatment of morbid obesity, consisting of the severance of the upper stomach, anastomosis of the […]
- Gastric calculus
gastric calculus n. See gastrolith.
- Gastric digestion
gastric digestion n. The part of digestion, chiefly of proteins, carried on in the stomach by the enzymes of the gastric juices. Also called peptic digestion.
- Gastric feeding
gastric feeding n. The administration of food directly into the stomach by a tube inserted either through the nasopharynx and esophagus or directly through the abdominal wall.