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peptic ulcer

noun

Definition of peptic ulcer

medical

  1. :  a painful sore inside the stomach or another part of the digestive system



Word by Word Definitions

pepticplay
  1. :  relating to or promoting digestion :  digestive

    :  of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin

    :  connected with or resulting from the action of digestive juices

ulcerplay
  1. :  a break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue, disintegration and necrosis of epithelial tissue, and often pus

    :  something that festers and corrupts like an open sore


Medical Dictionary

peptic ulcer

noun

Medical Definition of peptic ulcer

  1. :  an ulcer in the wall of the stomach or duodenum resulting from the digestive action of the gastric juice on the mucous membrane when the latter is rendered susceptible to its action (as from infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori or the chronic use of NSAIDs)




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