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addaword.gifdefinition of gastric balloon

noun
(also intragastric balloon)
a balloon which is placed in an overweight person's stomach in order to give them the feeling that their stomach is full, and to stop them from eating too much
Overweight teenagers in South Yorkshire could be fitted with gastric balloons, if a trial is approved.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/10/2011 15:44:00
Definition of gastric balloon from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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