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{adj: cankerous, ulcerated, ulcerous} having an ulcer or canker



{adj: duodenal} in or relating to the duodenum
"duodenal ulcer"

{adj: gastric, stomachic, stomachal} relating to or involving the stomach
"gastric ulcer"

{adj: ichorous, sanious} of or resembling or characterized by ichor or sanies
"an ichorous discharge"
"the sanious discharge from an ulcer"

{adj: indolent} (of tumors e.g) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
"an indolent ulcer"
"leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

{adj: unhealthy} not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
"unhealthy ulcers"
<-> healthy

{n: Heliobacter pylori, H. pylori} the type species of genus Heliobacter; produces urease and is associated with several gastroduodenal diseases (including gastritis and gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers and other peptic ulcers)

{n: aphthous ulcer} a blister on the mucous membranes of the lips or mouth or gastrointestinal tract

{n: bedsore, pressure sore, decubitus ulcer} a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

{n: bland diet, ulcer diet} a diet of foods that are not irritating
"he ate a bland diet because of his colitis"

{n: chancroid} infectious venereal ulcer

{n: chronic gastritis} persistent gastritis can be a symptom of a gastric ulcer or pernicious anemia or stomach cancer or other disorders

{n: cimetidine, Tagamet} a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid

{n: duodenal ulcer} a peptic ulcer of the duodenum

{n: famotidine, Pepcid} a histamine blocker (trade name Pepcid) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux

{n: foot-and-mouth disease, hoof-and-mouth disease} acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs

{n: gastric ulcer} a peptic ulcer of the stomach

{n: heartburn, pyrosis} a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder

{n: hematochezia, haematochezia} passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)

{n: histamine blocker} a medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux; works by blocking the effects of histamine on the receptor site known as H2

{n: noli-me-tangere} a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone

{n: oxyphencyclimine, Daricon} an anticholinergic drug (trade name Daricon) used in treating peptic ulcers

{n: peptic ulcer, peptic ulceration} an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract

{n: proud flesh} the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer

{n: ranitidine, Zantac} a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux

{n: sucralfate, Carafate} medicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers; said to bind to the ulcer site and coat it

{n: ulcer, ulceration} a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

{n: ulceration} the process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated

{v: granulate} form granulating tissue
"wounds and ulcers can granulate"

{v: ulcerate} affect with an ulcer
"Her stomach was ulcerated"


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