achlorhydria

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions of the stomach.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice.

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  • noun medicine The absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

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  • noun an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[a– + chlor(o)– + hydr(o)– + –ia.]

Examples

  • Despite physiologic changes of the GI tract, such as decreased gut motility, achlorhydria, decreased muscle mass and lessened blood flow,10 there is little to no evidence that the elderly have altered absorption of drugs given by mouth. 7,12

    Elderly

  • Furthermore, the almost constant occurrence of achlorhydria in pernicious anemia, which appears usually long before the anemia and remains in spite of liver therapy, led me to wonder if this disorder of the digestive system had something to do with the condition which might be in the nature of a dietary deficiency disease.

    George R. Minot - Nobel Lecture

  • The price omeprazole concentration of achlorhydria in armodafinil milk was less than 7% of the cholestasis serum concentration.

    Wii-volution

  • Stomach: Age related atrophy of mucosa causing achlorhydria.

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