achlorhydria


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achlorhydria

[¦ā·klȯr′hīd·rē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
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It is interesting to note that Rhodes (1976) describes a patient suffering from achlorhydria.
Wintrobe (3) stated in 1956 that "alone achlorhydria does not lead to iron deficiency.
Gastric acidity after pentagastrin stimulation was used either as a continuous variable (pH) or divided into three categories: achlorhydria (0), pH [greater than or equal to] 3 (1), and pH <3 (2).
Achlorhydria Global Clinical Trials Review, Q1, 2011" provides data on the Achlorhydria clinical trial scenario.
Achlorhydria has been defined by multiple separate systems in reference to gastric acid secretion.
Abnormalities of the stomach function may result from achlorhydria which may inhibit the destruction of the ingested microbes.
However, certain carcinogens in foods, such as nitrosamines and nitrosamides, in the presence of achlorhydria along with the decreased antioxidant effect of fruits and vegetables may enhance the risk of developing chronic atrophic gastritis.
However, studies to date have failed to show a similar association with omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor that also produces achlorhydria.
cholerae O1 disease has been associated with autoimmune disease, achlorhydria, and chemotherapy in two of the four previously reported cases (3,6), but our adult patients did not have known longstanding immunosuppression.