gastric ulcer


Definition of gastric ulcer

: a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

Examples of gastric ulcer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the biggest involved the prevention of gastric ulcers in sled dogs. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Meaningful memories, distracted dogs and spendy supplies: Mushers answer your Iditarod questions," 9 Mar. 2020 That gave him a bleeding gastric ulcer that landed him in the emergency room at a public hospital. Abigail Abrams, Time, "A New Generation of Activist Doctors Is Fighting for Medicare for All," 24 Oct. 2019 Helicobacter pylori, which lives in the acid environment of the stomach, can cause both gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gastric ulcer

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastric ulcer was in 1877

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“Gastric ulcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of gastric ulcer

: a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

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