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peptic ulcers
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H Health and Pathology
Ulcers occurring in those portions of the digestive tract that come into contact with gastric juice containing pepsin and acid. They occur when the amount of acid and pepsin secreted is sufficient to overcome the gastric mucosal barrier.
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peptic ulcer
Broader Term
digestive system diseases
Narrower Term
duodenal ulcers
stomach ulcers
Related Term
anti-ulcer activity
gastric acid
gastric juice
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