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Medical Term:

gastroparesis

Pronunciation: gas'tro-pa-re'sis, -par'e-sis

Definition: Weakness of gastric peristalsis, which results in delayed emptying of the bowels.

[gastro- + G. paresis, a letting go, paralysis]

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