Definition of achlorhydria in English:

achlorhydria

Line breaks: achlor|hydria
Pronunciation: /ˌeɪklɔːˈhʌɪdrɪə
 
, ˌaklɔː-/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions.
    More example sentences
    • Malabsorption may be caused by delayed gastric emptying, prior or concurrent injury, achlorhydria, and reduced gastric mucin secretion.
    • There has also been an increased incidence of atrophic gastritis and achlorhydria in patients with gluten sensitivity.
    • Anyone without achlorhydria secretes hydrogen ions from gastric mucosa whether fed orally, by a nasogastric tube, or parenterally.

Origin

late 19th century: from a-1 'without' + chlor- + hydro- + -ia1.

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