peptic ulcer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peptic ulcer an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Streetcar conductors, taxi drivers, and business executives have the highest statistical chance of getting peptic ulcers.
    • peptic ulcer (Med) an erosion of the mucous membrane forming the lining of the stomach, duodenum, or lower esophagus, originally believed to be due mostly to the action of gastric juice. Recently, the bacterium Helicobacter pylori has been implicated as a causal agent in many peptic ulcers. In other cases, the use of non-steroidal antiinflammatory agents (NSAIDs) such as aspirin are believed to be to blame. Such ulcers may be treated with antibiotics or antisecretory agents that reduce stomach acidity, or both. Formerly believed to be a chronic illness that could only be managed, it is now viewed as a curable disease.
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In news:

The relation between H pylori infection and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the pathogenesis of peptic-ulcer disease is controversial.
An unappreciated discoverer of the cause and treatment of peptic ulcer disease.
HYDERABAD, India Dr Reddy's disclosed on Tuesday it will market a generic peptic ulcer treatment.
The relation between H pylori infection and use of non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the pathogenesis of peptic-ulcer disease is controversial.
Instead of treating ulcers , homeopaths treat people who have ulcers , which are caused by a combination of H. Peptic ulcers are often a result of either an infection of the bacteria H.
Although the prevalence of uncomplicated peptic ulcers is falling, hospital admissions for ulcer complications associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are rising.
Randomised trial of eradication of Helicobacter pylori before non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy to prevent peptic ulcers .
ALTHOUGH doctors have learned in recent years that most peptic ulcers are caused by a bacterial infection of the stomach, the infection has been hard to detect.
That organism was first recognized as a cause of peptic ulcers in the early 1980's.
The Procter & Gamble Company said today that it was seeking approval for an antibiotic cure of an infection that often causes peptic ulcers .
UNDER the grim conditions of captivity in Evin prison in Teheran, Iran, a physician found what he believes to be a new and remarkable treatment for the pain of peptic ulcers .
In a new report from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases , outpatient visits for peptic ulcers numbered nearly 1.5 million in 2004, down 68 percent from 1992.