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Glossary for Gastric Ulcer

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Acid reflux / heartburn:
  • Angina Pectoris: Variant of Angina Pectoris, where episodic chest pain occurs without exertion or provocation, due to a transient spasm of a coronary artery; more common in women
  • Anorexia: Any type of appetite loss; often refers to anorexia nervosa
  • Artery conditions: Any conditions affecting arteries
  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita neurogenic type: A rare non-progressive syndrome characterized by congenital contractures that originates from a nerve problem (spinal motor neuron depletion).
  • Ascariasis: Large intestinal roundworm from 6 to 13 inches.
  • Biliary disorder: Any condition affecting the bile ducts
  • Black stool: Darkening or blackness of stool
  • Chemical poisoning -- Ammonium Bifluoride: Ammonium Bifluoride is a chemical used wheel cleaners, herbicides and in the manufacture of magnesium. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Cholelithiasis: Is the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder
  • Chronic digestive conditions: The chronic digestive conditions include Bowel Cancer, Coeliac Disease, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Diverticular disease, Flatulence, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion and heartburn, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, Ulcers
  • Creatine deficiency, X-linked: A rare inherited disorder characterized mainly by mental retardation, seizures, short stature and facial anomalies. The disorder is caused by the absence of a compound needed to transport creatine and thus creatine levels may be normal or high, but the body is unable to utilize it.
  • Cystic fibrosis -- gastritis -- megaloblastic anemia: A very rare syndrome characterized primarily by cystic fibrosis, anemia and gastritis.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Esophageal varices: Abnormally dilated blood vessels in the wall of the esophagus. The condition is asymptomatic unless the blood vessel bursts which can result in death.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • GAS: Excessive flatulence or belching from gas over-production.
  • Gallstones: Stone-like deposits in the gall bladder.
  • Gastric lymphoma: A rare type of tumor that occurs in the lining of the stomach. The tumor may be primary or have spread there from other parts of the body. This type of tumor is more common in old people.
  • Gastrinoma: Rare tumors secreting the digestive hormone gastrin.
  • Gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Repeated reflux of stomach acid into the throat.
  • Gastroparesis: Slow stomach emptying from stomach nerve damage
  • Heartburn: Pain from stomach acid coming back up the esophagus
  • Human carcinogen -- Helicobacter Pylori infection: Helicobacter Pylori infection is deemed to be carcinogenic to humans. Infection with the virus does not mean the patient will definitely develop cancer but the risk of cancer is increased.
  • Indigestion: Various eating symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: Spasms in the colon wall
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome: A laceration of the lining of the gastroesophageal junction or just above it - often caused by severe vomiting.
  • Mosse syndrome: A condition involving the association of liver cirrhosis with polycythemia which is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the excessive production of mainly red blood cells by the bone marrow.
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Palmoplantar keratoderma punctate, hereditary: An inherited disorder characterized by numerous tiny bumps of thickened skin on the palms and soles. The skin develops numerous hyperkeratototic papules which are usually 1-2 mm in size.
  • Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Stomach Conditions: Any condition that affects a persons stomach
  • Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
  • Vomiting blood: Blood appearing in vomited material.
  • Werner syndrome: A form of premature aging where sufferers start aging during adolescence or soon after and appear old by the time they reach their 30's or 40's. Milder forms of the condition may also occur.
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: A rare disorder where excessive levels of the hormone gastrin are released into the stomach which increases stomach acidity which results in peptic ulcer development. A hormone secreting pancreatic or duodenal tumor is usually the cause.


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