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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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Ulcers are not found in achlorhydric patients and almost always occur in patients with Zollinger Ellison syndrome which is characterized by very high acid secretion.
The development of iron malabsorption has been shown in a variety of hypo- or achlorhydric conditions.
Other factors that increase vulnerability to TD are immunodeficiency, achlorhydric states such as atrophic gastritis, and chronic use of proton pump inhibitors.