Gastritis, anaemia and hyposecretion

  • J. H. Baron

Abstract

Various authors have set different and arbitrary values of pH above which achlorhydria and anacidity are said to exist, for example 3.5,1262 4.5, 414 6.0209 and 8.2.1043 The early literature has been comprehensively reviewed by Molofsky and Hollander.851 Callender et al198 defined achlorhydria as a pH less than 3.5, falling by not more than 1.0 pH units after maximal stimulation.

Keywords

Corticosteroid Titration Acidity Histamine Folate 

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© J. H. Baron 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Baron
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and MedicineRoyal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith HospitalUK
  2. 2.St Charles’ HospitalSt Mary’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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