Definition of Duodenal ulcer

1. Noun. A peptic ulcer of the duodenum.

Generic synonyms: Peptic Ulcer, Peptic Ulceration



Definition of Duodenal ulcer

1. Noun. (pathology) A peptic ulcer located in the duodenum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Duodenal ulcer

1. A nonmalignant ulcer that develops in the portion of the gastrointestinal tract that is exposed to gastric secretions. Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach or duodenum. Common symptoms include epigastric abdominal pain and anorexia. Complications include perforation, penetration (into adjacent organs) and bleeding. The microorganism Helicobacter pylori has been implicated in the development of peptic ulcer disease. For this reason, new therapies may now involve the use of oral antibiotics. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duodenal Ulcer

duodenal ampulla
duodenal atresia
duodenal bulb
duodenal cap
duodenal digestion
duodenal diverticulum
duodenal fistula
duodenal fossae
duodenal glands
duodenal impression
duodenal polyp
duodenal smear
duodenal sphincter
duodenal tumours
duodenal ulcer (current term)
duodenary
duodenase
duodene
duodenectomies
duodenectomy
duodenes
duodenitis
duodeno-
duodenocholangitis
duodenocholecystostomy
duodenocholedochotomy
duodenocystostomy
duodenoenterostomy
duodenogastric reflux

Literary usage of Duodenal ulcer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"THE RELATION OF PAIN IN GASTRIC AND duodenal ulcer TO MUSCULAR ACTIVITY OF THE STOMACH. BY JOHN HOMANS, MD, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. (From the Surgical Clinic ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"In any discussion of the relative merits of the different operations for gastric and duodenal ulcer, it should not be forgotten that gastro-enterostomy and ..."

3. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Robert E. Hermann, Avram M. Cooperman (1922)
"He was recommended from the Out-patient Department by Drs. HF Hewes and Percy Coues, with the diagnosis of duodenal ulcer. He is a single man, ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Gastric and duodenal ulcer (Ulcer of the Stomach, Peptic Ulcer, Bound Ulcer of the Stomach) Symptoms.—Bound ulcer of the stomach is characterized by ..."

5. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1900)
"Though the duodenal ulcer has, as a rule, the same mode of origin as the gastric ... If duodenal ulcer be classed with gastric ulcer, there is great danger ..."

6. Diseases of the stomach, intestines, and pancreas by Robert Coleman Kemp (1917)
"duodenal ulcer due to Melaena neonatorum and to purpura. 6. Embolie or thrombotic ulcer of the duodenum, as with appendicitis. 7. ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"duodenal ulcer-—A case of perforating duodenal ulcer occurring in a man of thirty-three is recorded by Dr. Pye- Smith. Except for slight dyspepsia, ..."

8. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"He enumerates deformities more or less characteristic of duodenal ulcer as ... It is found near the pylorus, and its relationship with duodenal ulcer and ..."

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