Definition of Ulcer. Meaning of Ulcer. Synonyms of Ulcer

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Definition of Ulcer

Ulcer
Ulcer Ul"cer, n. [F. ulc[`e]re, L. ulcus, gen. ulceris, akin to Gr. ?.] 1. (Med.) 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. 2. Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character. Cold ulcer (Med.), an ulcer on a finger or toe, due to deficient circulation and nutrition. In such cases the extremities are cold.
Ulcer
Ulcer Ul"cer, v. t. To ulcerate. [R.] --Fuller.

Meaning of Ulcer from wikipedia

- An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes normal function of the affected organ. According to Robins pathology, "ulcer is...
- ulcer disease (PUD) is a break in the inner lining of the stomach, the first part of the small intestine, or sometimes the lower esophagus. An ulcer in...
- Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are localized damage to the skin and/or underlying tissue that usually occur over a bony prominence as a result...
- An ulcer is a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue. Ulcers can result in complete loss of the epidermis...
- A mouth ulcer is an ulcer that occurs on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Mouth ulcers are very common, occurring in ****ociation with many diseases...
- A perforated ulcer is a condition in which an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach (or other areas of the gastrointestinal tract),...
- Venous ulcers are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs (hence leg ulcers). They are the...
- characterized by the repeated formation of benign and non-contagious mouth ulcers (aphthae) in otherwise healthy individuals. The informal term canker sores...
- A stress ulcer is a single or multiple mucosal defect which can become complicated by upper gastrointestinal bleeding or physiologic stress. Ordinary...
- A genital ulcer is located on the genital area, usually caused by ****ually transmitted diseases such as genital herpes, syphilis or chancroid. Some other...
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