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Peptic

    Related to the stomach and the duodenum, where pepsin is present.

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Stomach
The organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. The stomach is where digestion of protein begins.

Duodenum
The first part of the small intestine.

Pepsin
An enzyme made in the stomach that breaks down proteins.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Peptavlon
Peptavlon is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): pentagastrin.

Peptic ulcer
A sore in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum; usually caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. An ulcer in the stomach is a gastric ulcer; an ulcer in the duodenum is a duodenal ulcer.

Peptide
Two or more amino acids linked together.

Peptide hormones
Class of hormones biochemically constructed of the same components of which proteins are made. They include neurohormones that govern the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, e.g., gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). They include several of the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, e.g., growth hormone.



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Peak flow meter
A portable, inexpensive, hand-held device used to measure how air flows from lungs in one "fast blast" to measure the ability to push air out of the lungs. Measurements with a peak flow meter help the patient and physician monitor your asthma. These measurements can be important and help your physician prescribe medicines to keep asthma in control.

Pediatric ophthalmology


Pelvic node dissection
Lymph nodes near the prostate are removed to determine if cancer has spread.

Pelvis
A basin-shaped structure that supports the spinal column and contains the sacrum, coccyx, and hip bones (ilium, pubis, and ischium).

Pepsin
An enzyme made in the stomach that breaks down proteins.

Peptic

Peptic ulcer
A sore in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum; usually caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. An ulcer in the stomach is a gastric ulcer; an ulcer in the duodenum is a duodenal ulcer.

Percutaneous
Passing through the skin.

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
Angioplasty

Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
X-rays of the gallbladder and bile ducts; a dye is injected through the abdomen to make the organs show up on the x-ray.

Plasma cell
End-stage differentiation of a B cell to an antibody-producing cell.

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