Definition of gastroenteritis in English:

gastroenteritis

noun

  • Inflammation of the stomach and intestines, typically resulting from bacterial toxins or viral infection and causing vomiting and diarrhea.

    • ‘I was suffering a heavy cold at the end of last week, which then developed into gastro-enteritis.’
    • ‘Parvovirus is a particularly serious form of gastro-enteritis and results in severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea.’
    • ‘Also not so long ago, cases of cholera and gastro-enteritis surfaced from various parts of the city, mainly affecting infants from slum areas.’
    • ‘Farms were closed after traces were claimed to have been found of a virus causing gastro-enteritis and diarrhoea in oysters harvested in the inlet.’
    • ‘It came just a month after an outbreak of the viral gastro-enteritis left one man in hospital and another 179 guests and 34 staff ill.’
    • ‘And there's good evidence that they can reduce the duration of rotavirus diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis in infants.’
    • ‘‘Consumption of polluted water may result in gastro-enteritis or other water-borne illness,’ he said.’
    • ‘The bug is similar to the strain of viral gastro-enteritis which has affected a school, a hotel and another hospital in North Yorkshire in the last six weeks.’
    • ‘Another indicator was the high rates of child malnutrition, gastro-enteritis, tuberculosis, and other quintessential diseases of poverty.’
    • ‘Infection with rotavirus, the commonest cause of gastro-enteritis in children, may lead to childhood diabetes.’
    • ‘Health experts have yet to identify the cause of the outbreak but believe the virus has all the clinical features of viral gastro-enteritis.’
    • ‘The cause of that circulatory collapse is not entirely clear but she had symptoms both prior to the collapse and following the collapse suggestive of gastro-enteritis.’
    • ‘The chronic disease is usually induced by gastro-enteritis and can last for a couple of months or even years.’
    • ‘Also known as viral gastro-enteritis, it causes vomiting, headaches, abdominal cramps and sometimes diarrhoea.’
    • ‘Last year his injury setbacks were further exacerbated by viral gastro-enteritis.’
    • ‘The athletes in the Olympic village should be safe, though last year the German junior rowing team were hit by gastro-enteritis caused by a salmonella infection during an Olympic test event.’
    • ‘He was also kept out of the sport for some of 2001 by viral gastro-enteritis.’
    • ‘Neither of us consider that this could be associated with parasitic gastro-enteritis, if, as has been stated, the herd was permanently housed.’
    • ‘Last year, a heat wave killed hundreds of people and led to thousands of new cases of gastro-enteritis and cholera in New Delhi.’
    • ‘The infection was similar to the strain of viral gastro-enteritis which hit the hospital two years ago.’

Pronunciation:

gastroenteritis

/ˌɡastrōˌen(t)əˈrīdəs/