Gastroparesis is chronic, delayed gastric emptying in which food remains in the stomach longer than normal; symptoms include nausea and vomiting. Gastroparesis can occur as a result of motor dysfunction, nerve damage or paralysis of the stomach muscles, and is associated with other systemic diseases (diabetes mellitus) and surgical complications (gastrectomy).
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