peptic ulcer

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peptic ulcer:

see ulcerulcer,
open sore or circumscribed erosion, usually slow to heal, on the skin or mucous membranes. It may develop as a result of injury; because of a circulatory disturbance, e.g.
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peptic ulcer

[′pep·tik ′əl·sər]
(medicine)
An ulcer involving the mucosa, submucosa, and muscular layer on the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, due in part at least to the action of acid-pepsin gastric juice.

peptic ulcer

Pathol an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining those parts of the alimentary tract exposed to digestive juices. It can occur in the oesophagus, the stomach, the duodenum, the jejunum, or in parts of the ileum
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Those suffering from a stomach ulcer often describe their symptoms as similar to indigestion, heartburn and bad hunger pangs - a burning sensation or pain in the upper abdomen which can travel up to the neck or down as far as the navel.
It is the abdominal pain which distinguishes a stomach ulcer from both heartburn and indigestion though - often coupled with both bloating and abdominal fullness.
The star has been re-admitted to hospital after suffering from a stomach ulcer.
Ibuprofen, one of the two drugs that are safe to give children with a fever, has been found to cause stomach ulcers in a small group of children who were given age-appropriate doses.
Ulcers in the stomach are called gastric or stomach ulcers.
The Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin Trial (HEAT) will look at whether wiping out the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in the gut of patients taking up to 325mg of aspirin a day could reduce their chances of developing a stomach ulcer and dangerous associated bleeding.
It looks like a stomach ulcer was the main cause of his problem.
The telltale sign of a stomach ulcer is burning upper abdominal pain that can last a few minutes to several hours and tends to worsen when your stomach is empty.
WHEN Gordon Ramsay was recently diagnosed with a stomach ulcer, he blamed it on eating the local food while filming Kitchen Nightmares in the US.
He has a stomach ulcer and has been told not to take aspirin.
Former England football star Paul Gascoigne has undergone emergency surgery for a perforated stomach ulcer, his agent confirmed yesterday.