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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Aclorhidría

Achlorhydria (a-klor-HY-dree-a)
A lack of hydrochloric acid in the digestive juices in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid helps digest food.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.