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Peptic Ulcer

  • By: Jinal Mehta
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Peptic ulcer, also known as peptic ulcer disease (PUD), is caused by stomach acid and gastric juices eroding the gastrointestinal mucosa. The ulcer usually originates in the duodenum (first part of the small intestine), esophagus (muscular tube from throat to stomach), ...

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