American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A burning sensation, usually centered in the middle of the chest near the sternum, caused by the reflux of acidic stomach fluids that enter the lower end of the esophagus. Also called acid reflux, cardialgia, pyrosis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uneasy burning sensation rising into the esophagus from the stomach, due to acidity and regurgitation; cardialgia.
- n. pathology A burning pain in the chest that is caused by stomach acid entering the gullet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of other complaints.
- n. a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
- From heart + burn, translating Ancient Greek καρδιαλγία. (Wiktionary)
“Or in Tabitha’s case, maybe the term heartburn was more appropriate.”
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“Worries over the risk of combining the blockbuster blood thinner Plavix with certain heartburn pills may be overblown, a new study suggests.”
“I ate tums like candy from my second trimester onward - pregnancy heartburn is like no other.”
“Another cause of nighttime pain is gastroesophageal reflux, what we commonly call heartburn.”
“Overall, reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as heartburn) affects a whopping 25 to 35 percent of the US population!”
“Often what people mean by “indigestion” or “acid indigestion” is pyrosis, also commonly called heartburn.”
“A burning sensation rising from the stomach into the throat, familiarly called heartburn, is generally due to an overabundant secretion of hydrochloric acid, which is, as we have learned, a normal constituent of the gastric juice.”
“That leads to the familiar burning sensation in the chest known as heartburn.”
“Doing so will probably give me a classic symptom of tsouris, heartburn, that is.”
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Terms from the Standard Cipher Code of the American Railway Association, 1906. The terms were shorthand for common phrases used in telegraphic communications between station agents and Railway Asso...
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