Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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gastroesophageal reflux disease
(GAS-tro-eh-sof-a-JEE-al REE-flux diz-EEZ) Also called GERD. A common disorder marked by frequent or severe heartburn. The burning feeling occurs when stomach acid flows up into the More…
gastrointestinal
(GAS-tro-in-TES-tih-nul) GI. Refers to the stomach and intestines
gastrointestinal stromal tumor
GIST. A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant
gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Soft tissue sarcoma that may occur anywhere along the length of the digestive tract from the esophagus to the anus. They originate in the stroma, the connective tissue that supports the More…
gastrointestinal tract
(GAS-tro-in-TES-tih-nul) The stomach and intestines
gastroscope
(GAS-tro-skope) A thin, lighted tube used to view the inside of the stomach
gastroscopy
(gas-TRAHS-ko-pee) An examination of the inside of the stomach using a thin, lighted tube (called a gastroscope) passed through the mouth and esophagus
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