peptic ulcer


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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

pep′tic ul′cer



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
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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In addition to the foregoing, there is the finding that peptic ulcer perforations affect a younger age group.
The differential diagnosis before any further work-up was peptic ulcer disease, cholecystitis, or metastasis from colorectal cancer to gastroduodenal region.
PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM The doctors were negligent in their failure to consider and diagnose a peptic ulcer when the plaintiff's symptoms indicated issues other than Crohn's disease.
pylori are linked to the development of peptic ulcer disease, gastric adenocarcinoma, and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.
New York, NY, May 06, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The latest market report published by Persistence Market Research is titled "Global Market Study on Peptic Ulcer Drugs: North America to Lead in Global Market During Forecast Period 2016 - 2022, Driven by Increasing NSAID Consumption." According to this report, the global peptic ulcer drugs market will expand at CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period 2016-2022.
Often, it is mentioned that the age of presenting with peptic ulcer is more so in older age group owing to extensive use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin usage.
Major causes of Non-variceal upper GI bleeding were peptic ulcer (34%), gastric erosions (32%), malignancy (8%), and reflux esophagitis (8%).
Using the Chi-square test and logistic regression, we found that peptic ulcer history (odds ratio [OR] = 5.924, 95% confidence intervals [CI]: 2.115-16.592), dual anti-platelet medication (OR = 3.443, 95% CI: 1.154-10.271), current Helicobacter pylori infection (OR = 2.242, 95% CI: 1.032-4.870), male gender (OR = 2.211, 95% CI: 1.027-4.760), GG genotype of rs2243086 (OR = 4.516, 95% CI: 1.180-17.278), and AA genotype of rs1330344 (OR = 2.178, 95% CI: 1.016-4.669) were more frequent in subgroup A than subgroup B.
Although "a vast literature links peptic ulcer to stress," past studies suffered so many methodologic weaknesses that groups such as the U.S.
In one study of 552 patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding esophageal varices accounted for the majority of the lesions (44%) followed by peptic ulcer disease that accounted for 19.7% and esophageal lesions like esophagitis and esophageal ulcers were seen in 6.6%.
During the last few decades, a change has been observed in the incidence of many gastrointestinal diseases, such as gastric cancer, acid-peptic disease including peptic ulcer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease [1].