achlorhydria


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a·chlor·hy·dri·a

 (ā′klôr-hī′drē-ə)
n.
Absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions of the stomach.


a·chlor·hy′dric (-drĭk) adj.

achlorhydria

(ˌeɪklɔːˈhaɪdrɪə)
n
(Medicine) the absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice
[C20: New Latin; see a-1, chloro-, hydro-]
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Noun1.achlorhydria - an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juiceachlorhydria - an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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a·chlor·hy·dri·a

n. aclorhidria, ausencia de ácido hipoclorhídrico en las secreciones estomacales.
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Castle (Figure 11) conceived the theory that the relation of the gastric abnormality achlorhydria to the hematologic abnormality anemia was causal.
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