from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See heartburn.
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- n. A burning sensation in the chest due to reflux of stomach contents in the esophagus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Water brash, under brash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the eructation of watery fluid, usually insipid, but sometimes acrid, attended with more or less burning pain in the epigastrium. It is commonly called water-brash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Zubair was a wreck, a ball of frayed nerves with a stomach full of bubbling acid that had resulted in a scorching pyrosis.
Often what people mean by “indigestion” or “acid indigestion” is pyrosis, also commonly called heartburn.
OTHER NAMES: Dyspepsia, indigestion, upset stomach; heartburn, pyrosis; gastritis; gastoenteritis; peptic ulcers.
The burning sensation of pyrosis usually comes from the ejection of gastric juice upward into the esophagus.
The dinner, from the removal of the _potage_ to the salad, bristled with truffles, and the banker's stomach, aged forty-seven years, experienced the burning and biting of pyrosis.
It is sometimes found, in old cases, that there is no sensible acidity of stomach; but a _pyrosis_ -- a burning sensation in the stomach, or a little above, in what is usually termed "the pit of the stomach."
In Concan the sweetened decoction of the plant with a little cumin seed is given for dyspepsia with pyrosis.
It is supposed by many to relieve most of the distressing symptoms of this affection, among which may be cited: gastralgia, pyrosis, acidity, and the general feeling of malaise, so frequently attendant upon it.
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The hypochondriac prefers pyrosis to heartburn, furuncles to boils, and pruritus to itch.
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