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  • n. Any member of the Helicobacter bacteria.


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  • That is partly the reason why they are called "helicobacter" and the term "pylori" refers to their favourite fortress, the epithelial lining - in the lowest part of the stomach or the pylorus.


  • Warren and Marshall called it Helicobacter pylori—helicobacter for its appearance, and pylorus from the Latin for “gatekeeper,” for its location near the outlet valve of the stomach.

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  • Barry Marshall discovered a cause [helicobacter] and cure for stomach ulcers in 1984 and practically nobody heard about it for more than 10 years.

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  • Nor can we always discover some other abnormality, such as the elevated levels of helicobacter pylori bacteria that have been found to be causally implicated in stomach ulcers (discussed in detail by Thagard 1999).

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  • Evidence suggests that strains of helicobacter bacteria evolved along with humankind from its beginnings in primitive organisms a billion years ago.

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  • I think she'd really like giardia, and probably helicobacter pylori.

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  • As my cat can attest, helicobacter also causes vomiting in felines.

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  • Because of the nature of EMF exposure and the length of time it takes for most cancers to develop, one cannot expect 'conclusive proof' such as the link between helicobacter pylori and gastric ulcer. - Business News

  • Treatment for this disease depends upon cause of the disease in the individual which may vary from the life style modification, removal of the contributory factors, medicine to eradicate the helicobacter pylori infection.

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  • GI scopy (a procedure in which a tube is passed through mouth to visualise the stomach and duodenum) and biopsy at the same time or blood test to screen for helicobacter pylori infection.

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