medical Definition of atrophic gastritis
- Atrophic gastritis can lead to the loss of certain important gastric cells and the replacement of them with intestinal-type tissue, a direct precursor to gastric cancer.
- —Dustin Garth James and Liz Scott, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digestive Health, 2010
- H. pylori has been linked to chronic atrophic gastritis, an established precursor of the intestinal type of gastric carcinoma.
- —Julie Parsonnet, The New England Journal of Medicine, 17 Oct. 1991