duodenal ulcer

duodenal ulcer
noun
a peptic ulcer of the duodenum
Hypernyms: ↑peptic ulcer, ↑peptic ulceration

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noun
: a peptic ulcer situated in the duodenum

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Pathol.
a peptic ulcer located in the duodenum.

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duodenal ulcer,
an ulcer in the wall of the duodenum, caused entirely or in part by the digestive action of gastric juice: »

Studies have revealed that of 1000 adult patients with duodenal ulcer, 26 had symptoms traceable to as early as four years of age (Science News Letter).


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