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Slow Stomach Emptying due to Diabetes Neurostimulator

A gastric neurostimulator, similar to a pacemaker, has been developed to assist people with gastroparesis. The pacemaker is a battery-operated, electronic device that is surgically implanted. It emits mild electrical pulses that stimulate the stomach to contract, pushing food into the small intestine.

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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