hyperchlorhydria

noun
hy·​per·​chlor·​hy·​dria | \ -ˌklōr-ˈhī-drē-ə, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce hyperchlorhydria (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperchlorhydria

: the presence of a greater than typical proportion of hydrochloric acid in gastric juice that occurs in many normal individuals but is especially characteristic of various pathological states (as ulceration) — compare achlorhydria, hypochlorhydria

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“Hyperchlorhydria.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperchlorhydria. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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