- * * *Weakness of gastric peristalsis, which results in delayed emptying of the bowels. [gastro- + G. paresis, a letting go, paralysis]- g. diabeticorum dilation of the stomach with gastric retention in diabetics, commonly seen in association with severe acidosis or coma.
* * *gas·tro·pa·re·sis .gas-trō-pə-'rē-səs n, pl gas·tro·pa·re·ses -.sēz partial paralysis of the stomach <diabetic \gastroparesis is characterized by a triad of postprandial symptoms: nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distension (G. F. Cahill )(et al)>
* * *gas·tro·pa·re·sis (gas″tro-pə-reґsis) [gastro- + paresis] paralysis of the stomach, usually from damage to its nerve supply, so that food empties out much more slowly, if at all. Symptoms include early satiety, nausea, and vomiting. Called also gastroparalysis and gastroplegia.
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