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peptic ulcer

noun, Pathology
1.
an erosion of the mucous membrane of the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for peptic ulcer
  • Heartburn and peptic ulcer patients should steer clear, too.
  • Deciding which treatment is best for patients with symptoms of dyspepsia or peptic ulcer disease depends on a number of factors.
  • No one with a peptic ulcer should take theophylline.
British Dictionary definitions for peptic ulcer

peptic ulcer

noun
1.
(pathol) an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining those parts of the alimentary tract exposed to digestive juices. It can occur in the oesophagus, the stomach, the duodenum, the jejunum, or in parts of the ileum
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peptic ulcer in Medicine

peptic ulcer n.
An ulcer of the upper digestive tract, usually in the stomach or duodenum, where the mucous membrane is exposed to gastric secretions.

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