Gastroparesis - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Jun 13, 2019
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Glossary:

Gastroparesis: A form of nerve damage that affects the stomach. Food is not digested properly and does not move through the stomach in a normal way, resulting in vomiting, nausea, or bloating and interfering with diabetes management.

Gastroscopy: Visualisation of the internal lining of the stomach via a lighted instrument introduced through the mouth and esophagus or gullet.

Vagus nerve: Nerve that serves the esophagus, larynx, stomach, intestines, lungs and heart.

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