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gastric ulcer

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a peptic ulcer located in the stomach's inner wall, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice on the mucous membrane.


gastric ulcer

noun

  1. an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining the stomach Compare peptic ulcer


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gastric ulcer1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

Vaccines have fewer side effects than virtually any other drug you wouldn’t even think twice about taking—aspirin, for instance, which can cause internal bleeding, gastric ulcers, stroke.

Except in gastric ulcer, the danger lies in the retching produced, and the tube can safely be used if the patient takes it easily.

Baillie, of Edinburgh, was the first to accurately describe the morbid anatomy of gastric ulcer.

While gastric ulcer is to be regarded as dangerous, its termination, in the great majority of cases, is in recovery.

A large proportion of cases of perforated gastric ulcer thus treated recover.

Ulcer of the stomach, however—the perforating gastric ulcer—occupies a unique position among diseases of this organ.

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