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GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gastrointestinal disorder mean? 

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER (noun)
  The noun GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER has 1 sense:

1. illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food

  Familiarity information: GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER used as a noun is very rare.


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GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER (noun)


Sense 1gastrointestinal disorder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

food poisoning; gastrointestinal disorder

Hypernyms ("gastrointestinal disorder" is a kind of...):

illness; malady; sickness; unwellness (impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gastrointestinal disorder"):

botulism (food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly)

mushroom poisoning (toxic condition caused by eating certain species of mushrooms (especially Amanita species))

ptomaine; ptomaine poisoning (a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines)

salmonellosis (a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium)


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