peptic ulcer


peptic ulcer
ulcer caused by overly acidic digestive secretions

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Peptic ulcer — Classification and external resources Deep gastric ulcer ICD 10 K25–K …   Wikipedia

  • peptic ulcer — ► NOUN ▪ an ulcer in the lining of the stomach or duodenum …   English terms dictionary

  • Peptic ulcer — A hole in the lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer, an ulcer of the duodenum is a duodenal ulcer, and a peptic ulcer of the esophagus is an esophageal ulcer. A peptic ulcer occurs… …   Medical dictionary

  • peptic ulcer — Pathol. an erosion of the mucous membrane of the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice. [1895 1900] * * * Sore that develops in the mucous membrane of the stomach (more frequent in… …   Universalium

  • peptic ulcer — a breach in the lining (mucosa) of the digestive tract produced by digestion of the mucosa by pepsin and acid. This may occur when pepsin and acid are present in abnormally high concentrations or when some other mechanism reduces the normal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • peptic ulcer — UK [ˌpeptɪk ˈʌlsə(r)] / US [ˌpeptɪk ˈʌlsər] noun [countable] Word forms peptic ulcer : singular peptic ulcer plural peptic ulcers medical a small painful area inside your stomach, usually caused by bacteria …   English dictionary

  • peptic ulcer — [[t]pe̱ptɪk ʌ̱lsə(r)[/t]] peptic ulcers N COUNT A peptic ulcer is an ulcer that occurs in the digestive system …   English dictionary

  • peptic ulcer — noun an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract • Syn: ↑peptic ulceration • Hypernyms: ↑ulcer, ↑ulceration • Hyponyms: ↑duodenal ulcer, ↑gastric ulcer …   Useful english dictionary

  • peptic ulcer — noun An ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract …   Wiktionary

  • peptic ulcer — pep|tic ul|cer [ˌpeptık ˈʌlsə US ər] n a painful ↑ulcer inside someone s stomach …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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