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What is gastric manometry?

This test measures electrical and muscular activity in the stomach. The physician passes a thin tube down the patient's throat into the stomach. This tube contains a wire that takes measurements of the electrical and muscular activity of the stomach as it digests foods and liquids. This helps show how the stomach is working, and if there is any delay in digestion

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