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gastric ulcer
  relating to or involving the stomach
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  • gastric ulcer
  • gastric juices
  • I only know it turned out as uncomfortably for Tom Tulliver as if he had been plied with cheese in order to remedy a gastric weakness which prevented him from digesting it.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I then start the run up the Yukon River and inside of four hours I thought I was going to die of gastric distress.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong

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  • Largely recovered from the effects of his last gastric attack, Arthur still did not look terribly healthy.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Before leaving London I gave him a capsule to take last thing at night which had, I said, done wonders for my own gastric juices.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It is not their gastric juices that limit hyenas, but the power of their jaws, which is formidable.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Men go happy or miserable as they have healthy or unhealthy livers, or sound gastric glands.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Despite our compromise, my campaign to avoid school had continued in one form or another since my first day’s dose of it: the beginning of last September had brought on sinking spells, dizziness, and mild gastric complaints.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Another reason which Sag-Harbor (he went by that name) urged for his want of faith in this matter of the prophet, was something obscurely in reference to his incarcerated body and the whale’s gastric juices.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • He performed simple surgery — on appendixes, gastric ulcers, compound fractures — but he also rather daringly practiced every other sort of medicine, too, except gynecology and obstetrics.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Aspirin was a gastric irritant, and it could exacerbate bleeding.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Last year we had some very strange cases of illness among the visitors—typhoid cases, and cases of gastric fever— Mrs. Stockmann.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • A familiar gastric lurch informed him that the plane was beginning to descend.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • They could: and watch it all the way down, swallow a pin sometimes come out of the ribs years after, tour round the body changing biliary duct spleen squirting liver gastric juice coils of intestines like pipes.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I only know it turned out as uncomfortably for Tom Tulliver as if he had been plied with cheese in order to remedy a gastric weakness which prevented him from digesting it.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • How could he have been excited when his body was debilitated by a gastric disorder?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • We come to it freshly, in the dewy youth of the day, and when our spiritual and sensual elements are in better accord than at a later period; so that the material delights of the morning meal are capable of being fully enjoyed, without any very grievous reproaches, whether gastric or conscientious, for yielding even a trifle overmuch to the animal department of our nature.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Gad! what a study might be made of the tyranny of the stomach—the way a sluggish liver or insufficient gastric juices might affect the whole course of the universe, overshadow everything in reach—chronic dyspepsia ought to be among the "statutory causes"; a woman’s life might be ruined by a man’s inability to digest fresh bread.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • It could he a symptom of gastric upset.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • What he did have was a large oozing gastric ulcer.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Disturbs the gastric enzymes and leads to ulcers, the occupational disease of the underground.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Mrs. Reverend Jones thinks she’s got gastric ulcer.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • With nowhere for the gas and other contents to escape, his stomach had swelled painfully in a life-threatening condition known as gastric dilatation-volvulus.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • He looks down at the back of Jackie’s glossy head and he looks at his own trouser cuffs flaked an intimate beige and the spatter across his shoe tops in a strafing pattern and the gumbo puddle nearby that contains a few laggard gobs of pinkoid stuff from deep in Gleason’s gastric sac.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Silva diagnosed it as probable gastric ulcer, and placed her on treatment, with light and frequent meals.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Because the right gastric vein is also referred to in some books as the ’pyloric vein.’
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Or, supposing him asleep, how infantile a quietude of conscience, and what wholesome order in the gastric region, are betokened by slumber so entirely undisturbed with starts, cramp, twitches, muttered dreamtalk, trumpet-blasts through the nasal organ, or any slightest irregularity of breath!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The collapse which Bloom ascribed to gastric inanition and certain chemical compounds of varying degrees of adulteration and alcoholic strength, accelerated by mental exertion and the velocity of rapid circular motion in a relaxing atmosphere, Stephen attributed to the reapparition of a matutinal cloud (perceived by both from two different points of observation Sandycove and Dublin) at first no bigger than a woman’s hand.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ) that an omnivorous being which can masticate, deglute, digest and apparently pass through the ordinary channel with pluterperfect imperturbability such multifarious aliments as cancrenous females emaciated by parturition, corpulent professional gentlemen, not to speak of jaundiced politicians and chlorotic nuns, might possibly find gastric relief in an innocent collation of staggering bob, reveals as nought else could and in a very unsavoury light the tendency above alluded to.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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