Definition of achlorhydria in English:
Absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions.
- 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.
Definition of achlorhydria in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.