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Absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions of the stomach.

a·chlor·hy′dric (-drĭk) adj.


relating to a lack of gastric hydrochloric acid
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Adj.1.achlorhydric - lacking hydrochloric acid
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The development of iron malabsorption has been shown in a variety of hypo- or achlorhydric conditions.
Rather than supplementing high dose of Vit C along with conventional triple therapy, it is preferable to complete the conventional therapy and thereafter start Vit C supplementation for extended period which would prevent reinfection in susceptible individuals, provided the patients are not achlorhydric.
pylori infection is common in cases and controls alike, and appears to be slightly less common in cases, which we surmise may be due to reduced colonisation in the achlorhydric stomach during malignant transformation.