Heartburn

Heartburn, also known as pyrosis, cardialgia, or acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the breastbone or in the epigastrium, the upper central abdomen. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric r...
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Heartburn

• (n.) An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of often complaints.
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heartburn

<gastroenterology, symptom> Indigestion and a burning pain that is commonly seen in patients with reflux oesophagitis. ... (07 Apr 1998) ...
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heartburn

(from the article `nutritional disease`) When gastric contents, containing hydrochloric acid, flow backward from the stomach, the lining of the esophagus becomes inflamed, leading to the ... In healthy individuals, reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus occurs occasionally. This causes the burning sensation behind the sternum tha...
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heartburn

(hahrt´bәrn) a burning sensation in the esophagus, or below the sternum in the region of the heart, one of the common symptoms of indigestion. This often occurs when there is distention of a part of the esophagus, particularly the lower part, such as with gastroesophageal reflux (regurgitation by the stomach of part of ...
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Heartburn

Heart'burn` (-bûrn`) noun (Medicine) 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.
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Heartburn

a burning sensation experienced in the centre of the chest up to the throat; may be caused by overeating, eating spicy food, or drinking alcohol; recurrent heartburn may be caused by acid reflux
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Heartburn

A burning sensation felt in the chest and throat when acid from the stomach leaks up into the esophagus. During pregnancy, the muscle at the top of the stomach that usually prevents digestive acids from going back up relaxes, allowing gastric juices to splash back. The pressure of the growing uterus
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Heartburn

A burning sensation felt in the chest and throat when acid from the stomach leaks up into the esophagus. During pregnancy, the muscle at the top of the stomach that usually prevents digestive acids from going back up relaxes, allowing gastric juices to splash back. The pressure of the growing uterus also puts pressure on the stomach, allowing acid ...
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Heartburn

A painful burning sensation in the chest that is caused by food and stomach juices backing up into the esophagus. Heartburn is a common complaint among pregnant women. Heartburn is generally not dangerous and will go away after the baby is born. More than half of all pregnant women will experience some form of heartburn during their pregnancy. Cha....
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heartburn

Burning sensation behind the breastbone (sternum). It results from irritation of the lower oesophagus (gullet) by excessively acid stomach contents, as sometimes happens during pregnancy and in cases of duodenal ulcer or obesity. It is often due to a weak valve at the entrance to the stomach that allows its contents to well up into the oesophagus
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Heartburn

Burning sensation in the gullet or oesophagus due to acid rising up from the stomach
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Heartburn

Discomfort or pain that occurs in the chest. Often occurs after eating.
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Heartburn

Discomfort or pain that occurs in the chest. Often occurs after eating.
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Heartburn

Heartburn, also known as indigestion, is a painful, burning discomfort felt in the chest, usually after eating.
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heartburn

heartburn, burning sensation beneath the breastbone, also called pyrosis. Heartburn does not indicate heart malfunction but results from nervous tension or overindulgence in food or drink. The sensation is produced by spasmodic constrictions of the esophagus accompanied or occasioned by regurgitatio...
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Heartburn

Heartburn: An uncomfortable feeling of burning and warmth occurring in waves rising up behind the breastbone (sternum) toward the neck. It is usually due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the rise of stomach acid back up into the esophagus. Heartburn has nothing whatsoever to do with the heart. It is a popular nonmedical term. It is medica...
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heartburn

Type: Term Pronunciation: hart′būrn Synonyms: pyrosis
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heartburn

[n] - a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus)
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