achlorhydria

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achlorhydria

[¦ā·klȯr′hīd·rē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
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The pH capsule will easily determine if a patient is hypochlorhydric, achlorhydric, or hyperchlorhydric, or if they have heavy mucus, pyloric insufficiency, dumping syndrome, fluid retention, and much more.
If acidic environment in the stomach is important for iron absorption, will a hypochlorhydric or achlorhydric state alone lead to iron deficiency?
Several achlorhydric states are known to be associated with iron deficiency.