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hyperchlorhydria

noun hy·per·chlor·hy·dria \ -ˌklōr-ˈhī-drē-ə, -ˌklȯr- \

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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