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- Gastroenteritis is an acute inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and weakness.
Gastroenteritis has many causes such as bacteria (food poisoning), viruses, parasites, consumption of irritating food or drink, as well as stress. Treatment for the condition depends on the underlying cause.
Avoid ingestion of non-food substances. Eating food in places where toxic chemicals may be present (such as a laboratory), can cause accidental ingestion of toxic materials...as well as a huge OSHA or EPA penalty. Do not eat where hazardous chemicals are in use and always be sure to wash your hands before eating.
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See also: Gastric, nausea.
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