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1. Surgical removal of the walls of an antrum (the gastric portion before the outlet which is lined by mucosa which does not produce acid).
2. Excision of the antrum (distal half) of the stomach; often combined with bilateral excision of portions of the vagus nerve trunks (vagectomy) in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
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