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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.
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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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According to the medical practitioner, the symptoms of peptic ulcer include burning stomach pain, feeling of fullness, bloating or belching, fatty food intolerance, heartburn and nausea.
We think that the history of NSAID-related peptic ulcer bleeding is a condition that should be questioned and should not be ignored by physicians in these patients.
"Where there is inflammation, look for infection," says Professor Borody, who is well known globally for discovering the cure for the peptic ulcer bacterial infection, using a triple antibiotic therapy.
A 45-year experience with surgical treatment of peptic ulcer disease in children.
Peptic Ulcer Symptoms The first sign of an ulcer is usually a burning sensation in the upper-to-middle abdomen that occurs within one to two hours after a meal.
Thus, antiulcer medication and presentation of elderly patients have changed in peptic ulcer perforation (PUP) and, transforming the patient profiles with PUP in our era.
Management of acute bleeding from a peptic ulcer. N Engl J Med.
Peptic ulcer is defined as a circumscribed ulceration of the gastrointestinal mucosa occurring in areas exposed to acid and pepsin and most often caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.
Non ulcer dyspepsia (47%) was the commonest diagnosis followed by peptic ulcers (42%) and reflux oesophagitis (10%).
* Alcohol is known to increase risk of peptic ulcers and slow healing of existing ulcers.
'Some of the most common digestive tract disorders we encounter are gastroenteritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux disease, peptic ulcer, diarrhea and constipation,' according to Ernesto Olympia, head of MakatiMed's Endoscopy Unit.
Hu, "Helicobacter pylori eradication within 120 days is associated with decreased complicated recurrent peptic ulcers in peptic ulcer bleeding patients," Gut and Liver, vol.