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Meaning of PEPTIC ULCER

Pronunciation:  'peptik 'ulsur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract
 
 Synonyms: peptic ulceration
 
 See Also: duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, ulcer, ulceration

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: sore in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, usually caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. An ulcer in the stomach is a gastric ulcer; an ulcer in the duodenum is a duodenal ulcer.
 

 

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