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<gastroenterology> A procedure that enables the examiner (usually a gastroenterologist ) to examine the oesophagus ( swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum ( first portion of small bowel ) using a thin flexible tube (a scope ) that can be looked through or seen on a TV monitor. Also called upper endoscopy

Acronym: OGD

American spelling: esophagogastroduodenoscopy

(12 Dec 1998)