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  Ulcer



Ulcer

    A sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining.

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Skin
Skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion (through sweat).

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



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Ulcerated
Having a local defect or excavation of the epithelium of an organ or tissue through the basement membrane.

Ulceration
Break in the skin, usually on lower legs or fingers, related to poor circulation and blood pooling.

Ulcerative colitis
Inflammatory disease of unknown cause which involves the mucosa of the colon. Onset may be acute and fulminant, and its course often continues chronically in an intermittent or continuous form. Diarrhea is a common symptom and bleeding an almost constant concomitant symptom.



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Unerupted tooth
A tooth that has not pushed through the gum and assumed its correct position in the dental arch.

Usher's Syndrome
Characterized by a severe sensori-neural hearing loss at birth and followed by the development of RP. Usher’s syndrome is the leading cause of deaf-blindness. Occurs in about 1 in 33,000 births. However, in the deaf population about 1 in 50 have Usher’s syndrome. No treatment is available, but see RP.

Uveal tract
The entire vascular coat of the eye composed of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

Ulcerative colitis
Inflammatory disease of unknown cause which involves the mucosa of the colon. Onset may be acute and fulminant, and its course often continues chronically in an intermittent or continuous form. Diarrhea is a common symptom and bleeding an almost constant concomitant symptom.

Unresponsiveness
Inability to respond to antigenic stimulus. Unresponsiveness may be specific for a particular antigen (see tolerance), or broadly nonspecific as a result of damage to the entire immune system, for example after whole body irradiation.

Ulcer

Ultrasonography
Using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth.

Upper GI endoscopy
Looking into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with an endoscope. See also endoscopy.

Upper GI series
X-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The patient swallows barium first. Barium makes the organs show up on x-rays. Also called barium meal.

Urea breath test
A test used to detect Helicobacter pylori infection. The test measures breath samples for urease, an enzyme H. pylori makes.

Ureters
Two tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

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