- an abnormal narrowing of the valve at the outlet from the stomach, preventing normal passage of food into the small intestine.
Origin of pyloric stenosis
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- Narrowing of the gastric pylorus, especially by congenital muscular hypertrophy or by scarring resulting from a peptic ulcer.
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