achylia gastrica


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Noun1.achylia gastrica - absence of gastric juices (partial or complete)achylia gastrica - absence of gastric juices (partial or complete)
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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Castle presented preliminary data to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 1928, concluding that "the achylia gastrica of the pernicious anemia patient is operative in the production of a deficiency causing the disease through a failure of the patient's stomach to produce the substance apparently found during digestion in the normal stomach" (44).