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achlorhydria Syllabification: a·chlor·hy·dri·a
Pronunciation: /ˌāklôrˈhīdrēə/

Definition of achlorhydria in English:


Absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions.
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.
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