Definition of Achlorhydria

1. Noun. An abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach.

Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset



Definition of Achlorhydria

1. Noun. (medicine) The production of an abnormally small amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach ¹

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Definition of Achlorhydria

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Medical Definition of Achlorhydria

1. The absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Achlorhydria

achinesses
aching
achingly
achings
achiote
achiotes
achira
achiral
achirality
achirotopic
achkan
achkans
achlamydate
achlamydeous
achlorhydria (current term)
achlorhydrias
achlorhydric
achlorhydric anaemia
achlorophyllaceous
achlorophyllous
acholeplasma
acholeplasma laidlawii
acholeplasmataceae
acholia
acholias
acholic
acholous
acholuria
acholuric

Literary usage of Achlorhydria

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1. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"of treatment cause a return of the normal gastric secretion in patients who have once shown achlorhydria on several examinations. Causes of achlorhydria Of ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The extra strain thrown upon the intestines by gastric achlorhydria may, ... Patients with achlorhydria not infrequently complain of constipation, ..."

3. Diseases of the stomach, intestines, and pancreas by Robert Coleman Kemp (1917)
"If there is atonic dilatation of the stomach, lavage and the treatment for this condition must be carried out and Rose's belt applied. achlorhydria ..."

4. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"Typical Ulcer Syndrome Despite Consistent achlorhydria. Factors Which May Give Rise to a Constant Absence of Hydrochloric Acid in the Presence of Chronic ..."

5. Chemical and microscopical diagnosis: By Francis Carter Wood by Francis Carter Wood (1905)
"achlorhydria or Absence of Hydrochloric Acid.—This is a most frequent symptom of an advanced chronic gastritis. It is seen also in connection with neuroses ..."

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