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What is gastroparesis?

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Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. It can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system. A damaged vagus nerve prevents the muscles in the stomach and intestine from functioning, preventing food from moving through the digestive system properly. Often, the cause of gastroparesis is unknown.

From: What Is Gastroparesis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American College of Gastroenterology. National Institutes of Health. Hasler WL.   - 01-SEP-2007.


Gastroenterol Clin North Am

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES: American College of Gastroenterology. National Institutes of Health. Hasler WL.   - 01-SEP-2007.


Gastroenterol Clin North Am

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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