dyspepsia

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From dys- +‎ pepsin +‎ -ia

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dyspepsia (plural dyspepsias)

  1. (pathology) A generic term for mild disorders of digestion, characterised by stomach pain, discomfort, heartburn and nausea, often following a meal.
    • He divides dyspepsias into accidental, temporary (indigestions) and habitual.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XII:
      I've never hunted myself, but I understand that half the battle is being able to make noises like some jungle animal with dyspepsia, and I believe that Aunt Dahlia in her prime could lift fellow-members of the Quorn and Pytchley out of their saddles with a single yip, though separated from them by two ploughed fields and a spinney.

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dyspepsia

  1. (pathology) dyspepsia

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This term is mainly used by medical profession. In common language dyspepsia is usually called ruoansulatushäiriö or ruoansulatusvaivat