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peptic ulcer

n
(Pathology) pathol an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining those parts of the alimentary tract exposed to digestive juices. It can occur in the oesophagus, the stomach, the duodenum, the jejunum, or in parts of the ileum

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n.
an erosion of the mucous membrane of the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice.
[1895–1900]

peptic ulcer

When the walls of the digestive tract are eroded by digestive juices, ulcers form. The most common locations are the walls of the stomach (gastric ulcer) and duodenum (duodenal ulcer). Ulcers can be caused by infection with H. pylori bacteria, an excess of hydrochloric acid, certain drugs (e.g. aspirin or ibuprofen), smoking, alcohol, coffee, or stress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peptic ulcer - an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract
ulcer, ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
duodenal ulcer - a peptic ulcer of the duodenum
gastric ulcer - a peptic ulcer of the stomach
Translations

peptic ulcer

pep·tic ul·cer

n. úlcera péptica, ulceración de las membranas mucosas del esófago, estómago o duodeno causada por acidez excesiva en el jugo gástrico y producida por tensión aguda o crónica;
___ perforationperforación de la ___.
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The symptoms of peptic ulcers are pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and bloated stomach.
Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) Accident and Emergency Department has had to deal with an influx of patients with peptic ulcers and gall bladder conditions during the evening hours, SMC medical services chief Dr Jassim Al Mehza told the GDN.
Taking it for a long time, especially when in substantial dosage, can cause side effects such as moon face, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, muscle atrophy, peptic ulcers, and osteoporosis.
Avoid smoking - this is the most important step in preventing peptic ulcers.
We aimed to determine the success in controlling bleeding and the overall and surgical mortality rates in patients undergoing endoscopic intervention for bleeding peptic ulcers.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prescribed for severe or recurring indigestion or peptic ulcers and work by blocking the actions of proteins called proton pumps, which are partly responsible for producing stomach acid.
CHICAGO--Continued use of aspirin does not impair the healing of aspirin-related peptic ulcers under powerful proton pump inhibitor therapy, a randomized study in 160 patients suggests.
1) In multivariate logistic regression analyses of data from two nationwide, population-based data sets from Taiwan, researchers found that women who had peptic ulcers during pregnancy were more likely than unaffected women to have an infant who was low-birth-weight (odds ratio, 1.
The researchers believe that stress factors during childhood maintain a connection with the development of peptic ulcers.
mtDNA genes Mutation status or regions Substitution Cytb (a) HV2, HV1 HV2 HV2, HV1 HV2 Subtotal Length PolyC 303 heteroplasmic PolyC 16184 mutation PolyC 303 PolyC 16184 514CA repeat Subtotal Total number of patients with peptic ulcers and heteroplasmic mutations Samples Mutation status Blood Substitution 15043G>A 185G>A 146T, 150C>T, 152T 489T>C, 16324T>C Length 8CT6C + 9CT6C + 10CT6C + 11CT6C heteroplasmic 7CT6C + 8CT6C + 9CT6C + 10CT6C mutation 7CT6C + 8CT6C + 9CT6C + 10CT6C + 11CT6C + 12CT6C + 13CT6C 7CT6C + 8CT6C + 9CT6C + 10CT6C + 11CT6C + 12CT6C + 13CT6C 8C + 9C + 10C + 11C + 12C 10C + 11C + 12C 8CT6C + 9CT6C 5CT4C [(CA).
Dr Barry Marshall, a gastroenterologist from Perth in western Australia, discovered that peptic ulcers are almost always associated with the presence of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
Back in 1982, they realised that peptic ulcers were not caused by stress, as was believed, but by a bug, helicobacter pylori.