Definition: Increased rate of electrical pacemaker activity in the stomach, defined as more than 4 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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.