peptic

adjective

pep·​tic ˈpep-tik How to pronounce peptic (audio)
1
: relating to or promoting digestion : digestive
2
: of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin
peptic digestion
3
: connected with or resulting from the action of digestive juices
a peptic ulcer

Examples of peptic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infections are the most common causes of peptic ulcers.18 Burning stomach pain, which can occur anywhere from your belly button to your breastbone, is the most common symptom. Lindsay Curtis, Health, 10 July 2024 An ulcer is an open sore, while peptic means acid is the root of the problem, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 Inflammation plays a key role in many different disease states and health conditions including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis, peptic ulcers and osteoarthritis. Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 Some include: · Diseases of the digestive system such as food poisoning or a peptic ulcer. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2022 The peptic ulcer was a sign of a bigger problem, a recurring one. Mikal Gilmore, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2022 Alex Carozzo bowed out in Portugal, vomiting blood from a peptic ulcer. Longreads, 5 Oct. 2022 Bleeding problems in people without high-risk conditions like peptic ulcer disease, NSAID use or corticosteroid use are rare, the task force notes, but the risk goes up with age. Jen Christensen, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 Additionally, your excessive gas coupled with other ailments like abdominal pain could be a symptom of gastritis or peptic ulcer disease, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 10 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Latin pepticus, from Greek peptikos, from peptos cooked, from peptein, pessein to cook, digest — more at cook

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of peptic was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Peptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peptic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

peptic

adjective
pep·​tic ˈpep-tik How to pronounce peptic (audio)
1
: relating to or promoting digestion
2
: resulting from the action of digestive juices
a peptic ulcer of the stomach

Medical Definition

peptic

adjective
pep·​tic ˈpep-tik How to pronounce peptic (audio)
1
: relating to or promoting digestion : digestive
2
: of, relating to, producing, or caused by pepsin
peptic digestion
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