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Diseases » Achlorhydria » Glossary

Glossary for Achlorhydria

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Achor-Smith syndrome: A dietary deficiency disorder involving low blood potassium levels which leads to other problems such as diarrhea, anemia, muscle wasting and kidney problems.
  • Blind loop syndrome: A rare intestinal defect where there is a small loop in the intestines that allow digesting material to enter but not exit. The symptoms are variable depending on the size and location of the pouch.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Flatulence: Passing wind through the anus
  • Indigestion: Various eating symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Mucolipidosis IV: A condition which is characterized by the accumulation of both glycoaminoglycans and lipids in tissues
  • Somatostatinoma: A very rare disorder where tumors in glands that produce somatostatin affect the secretion of the hormone. The tumor mainly occurs in the pancreas but can also occur in the intestinal tract.
  • 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
  • Vipoma: A rare disorder caused by an increase in secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide by the pancreas. The syndrome is often caused by an islet-cell tumor (except for beta cells) in the pancreas.


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