peptic ulcer


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

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Recent Examples on the Web The band had originally been slated to perform throughout last fall; however, Springsteen’s battle with peptic ulcer disease forced them to postpone. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 14 May 2024 Springsteen, 74, returned to the road in February 2023 but was then forced to postpone months’ worth of shows while battling peptic ulcer disease. Spin Staff, SPIN, 14 May 2024 Rocker Resumes Tour After Postponing Dates Due to Peptic Ulcer Disease In March, Springsteen resumed his world tour with the E Street Band after postponing several of his 2023 dates due to peptic ulcer disease. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 After postponing several of his 2023 tour dates due to peptic ulcer disease, Springsteen returned to the stage late last month. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 Springsteen then later postponed numerous tour dates due to his treatment (and recovery) for peptic ulcer disease. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2024 And it’s been quite a wait — a much longer one than originally expected — given that the 74-year-old New Jersey native had to push back his two Bay Area dates, which were originally scheduled for last December, to continue treatment for his peptic ulcer disease. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 Bruce Springsteen made a triumphant return to performance last week in Phoenix, taking the stage with the E Street band to relaunch their world tour after a six-month break due to the singer’s battle with peptic ulcer disease. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2024 Bruce Springsteen is getting candid about the physical toll that peptic ulcer disease took on him. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024

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“Peptic ulcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

peptic ulcer

: 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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