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  • n. Plural form of dyspepsia.

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Examples

  • Further in this regard, Hutchinson [230] considers that ninety percent of the "dyspepsias" attributed to coffee are due to malnutrition, or to food simultaneously ingested, no disease known to the medical profession being directly attributable to it.

    All About Coffee

  • In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Both Oertel's and Schwenninger's methods have procured grave dyspepsias, and fatal albuminurias as well, according to Meyer and Rosenfield.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • I have been here since the middle of August, getting rid of my yellow face and putting on a brown one, banishing dyspepsias and hypochondrias and all such other town afflictions to the four winds, and rejoicing exceedingly that I am out of the way of that pest, the cholera, which is raging just at present in London.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "The extensive and often habitual use of alkalies for acidity, of purgatives for constipation, nervines and opiates for sleeplessness, and after-dinner pills to goad into action the lagging stomach, has been a potent factor in the production of a large class of most inveterate dyspepsias."

    Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say

  • It is to be regretted that, in the humdrum tread-mill work of many physicians, they even have to drop into the commonplace way of treating dyspepsias and such ailments without any further inquiry.

    History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance

  • The same remark applies to the dyspepsias and constipation which further annoy the patient and embarrass the treatment.

    Fat and Blood An Essay on the Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria

  • But Ike's eye was on me, and, to my shame be it spoken, I walked meekly away; went dinnerless that day, and that evening went to market, laying in a small stock of crackers, cheese and apples, that my boys might not be neglected, nor myself obliged to bolt solid and liquid dyspepsias, or starve.

    Hospital Sketches

  • Ike's eye was on me, and, to my shame be it spoken, I walked meekly away; went dinnerless that day, and that evening went to market, laying in a small stock of crackers, cheese and apples, that my boys might not be neglected, nor myself obliged to bolt solid and liquid dyspepsias, or starve.

    Hospital Sketches

  • These slighter forms of masked insanity - mental dyspepsias they might be called - such as I maintain Mrs. Carlyle suffered from, are really much more trying to those who have to deal with them than downright madness, and few positions more distressing and difficult can be conceived than that of Carlyle who, while wrestling with a heavy and brawny task and himself harassed by hypochondria, had to bear the incessant pin-pricks, aye! and stiletto plunges too, of an ailing unreasonable and hot-tempered wife, possessed by groundless jealousy.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

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