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Medical Definition of Pyrosis

Pyrosis: A technical term for what is popularly called heartburn , a burning sensation in the upper abdomen. In many languages there is a technical term such as pyrosis and a popular term for the same phenomenon. For example, pyrosis is popularly known in French as brûlure epigastrique and in Spanish as ardor de estómago. Pyrosis is the Greek word meaning burning.

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py·ro·sis

 (pī-rō′sĭs)

n.

See heartburn .

[New Latin pyrōsis, from Greek purōsis, a burning, from puroun, to burn, from pūr, fire; see paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots .]

pyrosis

(paɪˈrəʊsɪs)

n

(Pathology) pathol a technical name for heartburn
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek: a burning, from puroun to burn, from pur fire]

heart•burn

(ˈhɑrtˌbɜrn)

n.

a burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid; pyrosis.
[1590–1600]

pyrosis

– Heartburn is actually pyrosis, caused by the presence of gastric secretions, called reflux, in the lower esophagus.

See also related terms for presence .

pyrosis

a burning feeling in the stomach and esophagus, sometimes accompanied by the belching of acid fluid; heartburn.

See also: Bodily Functions , Disease and Illness

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Noun1.pyrosis - a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus)pyrosis – 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

heartburn
symptom – (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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The clinical course, including the prepatent period (97 days), signs (periodic diarrhea, light meteorism [rapid accumulation of gas in the intestine], anal irritation caused by actively moving proglottids, pyrosis, vomiting, and lack of appetite), and excretion of proglottids (21), corresponded to that of taeniasis caused by T.

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Acid reflux is also known as heartburn, acid indigestion or pyrosis.

4 Symptoms of GERD include pyrosis, heartburn, chest pain, hoarseness, asthma, recurrent pneumonia, chronic cough, otitis media, reflux laryngitis, and sore throat.

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