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Definition of Gastric atrophy

Gastric atrophy: A condition in which the stomach muscles shrink and become weak. Gastric atrophy may result in a lack of digestive juices due to accompanying shrinkage of the digestive glands.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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