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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus).

Usage examples (5)
  • The burning sensation of pyrosis usually comes from the ejection of gastric juice upward into the esophagus.
  • OTHER NAMES: Dyspepsia, indigestion, upset stomach; heartburn, pyrosis; gastritis; gastoenteritis; peptic ulcers.
  • The hypochondriac prefers pyrosis to heartburn, furuncles to boils, and pruritus to itch.
  • In Concan the sweetened decoction of the plant with a little cumin seed is given for dyspepsia with pyrosis. for more
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