\ˈʌlkəs], \ˈʌlkəs], \ˈʌ_l_k_ə_s]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
[Latin] An ulcer. U. ambustiforme, a form of chancroid resembling a simple excoriation. U. durum, U. induratum, a chancre. U. grave, Madura foot. U. molle, a chancroid. U. phagedaenicum corrodens, a phagedenic gangrenous ulcer of the vaginal portion of the uterus; origin unknown. U. rodens (cutis); see Rodent ulcer. U. rotundum, u. ventriculi. U. scorbuticum, and obstinate ulcer occurring in scurvy from suppuration of the haemorrhagic tissue. U. serpens (corneae); see Keratitis. U. simplex, a chancroid. U. syphiliticum, the ulcerative form of chancre. U. ventriculi (chronicum, rotundum, or perforans), the ordinary form of ulcer of the stomach; a disease occurring especially in young women, associated with pain, nausea, and vomiting (often of blood) excited by eating or occurring spontaneously. Often fatal from asthenia, haemorrhage, or perforation. Treated by liquid diet or rectal alimentation; gastric sedatives and astringents (bismuth subnitrate, silver nitrate); tonics; counter-irritation; excision of diseased area with subsequent coaptation by sutures (especially in perforating cases).
By Alexander Duane