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pyloric stenosis

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noun Pathology.

an abnormal narrowing of the valve at the outlet from the stomach, preventing normal passage of food into the small intestine.

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Origin of pyloric stenosis

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Medical definitions for pyloric stenosis

pyloric stenosis

n.

Narrowing of the gastric pylorus, especially by congenital muscular hypertrophy or by scarring resulting from a peptic ulcer.
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