gastric ulcer


: a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

Examples of gastric ulcer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If untreated, gastritis may cause gastric ulcers and bleeding. Amanda Gardner, Health, 29 Oct. 2023 Two common types of peptic ulcers include gastric ulcers, which occur on the inside of the stomach, and duodenal ulcers which occur on the inside of the upper portion of a person's small intestine, or duodenum. Jonel Aleccia, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023 Misoprostol, which is approved for use in the treatment of gastric ulcers, also causes uterine contractions and ends the pregnancy. Jamie Rowen, The Conversation, 24 Apr. 2023 End of carousel When mifepristone is available, the drug is taken along with misoprostol, which is also used to treat postpartum hemorrhages and gastric ulcers, among other conditions. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2023 Misoprostol is approved by the FDA to prevent and treat gastric ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Jen Christensen, CNN, 11 Apr. 2023 Unchecked, chronic stress can impair the immune system and contribute to illnesses such as gastric ulcers, asthma, depression, diabetes and heart disease. Steven M. Southwick, Scientific American, 1 July 2013 It is followed by a dose of misoprostol, which is approved to treat gastric ulcers and brings on contractions. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2023 The only use of misoprostol that's approved by the FDA is for the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers. Jen Christensen, CNN, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

gastric ulcer

: a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

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