Medical Dictionary


noun hy·per·chlor·hy·dria \-ˌklōr-ˈhī-drē-ə, -ˌklr-\

Medical Definition of HYPERCHLORHYDRIA

:  the presence of a greater than typical proportion of hydrochloric acid in gastric juice that occurs in many normal individuals but is especially characteristic of various pathological states (as ulceration)—compare achlorhydria, hypochlorhydria


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