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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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Although peptic ulcer disease causes death in only a few people, it is responsible for substantial human suffering and staggering economic costs.
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The increasing mortality and morbidity associated with peptic ulcer disease in elderly people[2-7] may be due partly to differences in presentation of peptic ulcer disease in elderly compared with younger patients, with the first manifestation often relating to a complication of the disease[12-14].
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Participants responded to a questionnaire that requested information about gastrointestinal symptoms during the preceding 12 months; diagnosis of gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and gastric cancer made by a physician; family history of peptic ulcer disease or gastric cancer; and knowledge about H.
More than two thirds of these infections were reported in individuals with a variety of underlying medical conditions including liver disease, renal disease, diabetes, peptic ulcer disease and malignancy.
pylori infection might reduce the risks of such infection--including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer--by increasing intake of dietary ascorbic acid.
OBJECTIVE To determine how often primary care physicians prescribe eradication therapy for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD).
As peptic ulcer disease is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in elderly patients [18] and H.
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