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Definition of Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis: Inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. Gastroenteritis can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Gastroenteritis has numerous causes, including infections (viruses, bacteria, and parasites), food poisoning, and stress.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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