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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Gastric atrophy (GAS-trik A-troh-fee)
A condition in which the stomach muscles shrink and become weak. The digestive (peptic) glands may also shrink, resulting in a lack of digestive juices.

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