gastric ulcer
noun Date: 1877 a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gastric ulcer — n. an ulcer in the lining of the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • Gastric ulcer — A hole in the lining of the stomach corroded by the acidic digestive juices which are secreted by the stomach cells. Ulcer formation is related to H. pyloridus bacteria in the stomach, anti inflammatory medications, and smoking cigarettes. Ulcer… …   Medical dictionary

  • gastric ulcer — noun a peptic ulcer of the stomach • Hypernyms: ↑peptic ulcer, ↑peptic ulceration * * * noun : a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach * * * Pathol. a peptic ulcer located in the stomach s inner wall, caused in part by the corrosive action of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gastric ulcer — an ulcer in the stomach, caused by the action of acid, pepsin, and bile on the stomach lining (mucosa). The output of stomach acid is not usually increased. Taking NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs) or corticosteroids are predisposing… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gastric ulcer — Pathol. a peptic ulcer located in the stomach s inner wall, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice on the mucous membrane. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • gastric ulcer — noun A peptic ulcer located at stomach …   Wiktionary

  • gastric ulcer — stomach ulcer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gastric ulcer — gas′tric ul′cer n. pat an ulcer in the inner wall of the stomach …   From formal English to slang

  • gastric ulcer — /gæstrɪk ˈʌlsə/ (say gastrik ulsuh) noun a peptic ulcer in the stomach …   Australian English dictionary

  • gastric ulcer —    A usually chronic condition, started by irritation, with congestion in time, leading to edema, blistering, and the formation of an ulcer. Hylobacter infections seem to prolong and aggravate the condition, but the presence alone of the bacteria …   Herbal-medical glossary

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