Ulcer vs. Gastritis

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(pathology) An open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection.


(pathology) Inflammation of the lining of the stomach, characterised by nausea, loss of appetite, and upper abdominal discomfort or pain.


(pathology) Peptic ulcer.


Inflammation of the stomach, esp. of its mucuos membrane.


(figurative) Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.


inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating


A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the tissues.


Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may occur as a short episode or may be of a long duration.


Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.


To ulcerate.


a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue


An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes normal function of the affected organ. According to Robins's pathology, Common forms of ulcers recognized in medicine include: Ulcer (dermatology), a discontinuity of the skin or a break in the skin.

β€˜ulcer is the breach of the continuity of skin, epithelium or mucous membrane caused by sloughing out of inflamed necrotic tissue.’;

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