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Pronunciation: brad-ē-gas′trē-ă

Definition: Decreased rate of electrical pacemaker activity in the stomach, defined as less than 2 cycles/minute for at least 1 minute. Normal activity is defined as an electrical signal at a frequency of 2–4 cycles per minute using cutaneous electrogastrography. May be associated with nausea, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, and functional dyspepsia.

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