Achlorhydria

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hypochlorhydria Partial deficiency of hydrochloric acid secretion in the gastric juice. See also achlorhydria; anaemia, pernicious.

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achlorhydria Deficiency of hydrochloric acid in gastric digestive juice. See also anaemia; gastric acidity.

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hypochlorhydria (hy-poh-klor-hy-driă) n. reduced secretion of hydrochloric acid by the stomach. See achlorhydria.

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achlorhydria (ay-klor-hy-driă) n. absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. It is sometimes associated with pernicious anaemia.