Definition of Pyrosis

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Heartburn
Generic synonyms: Symptom



Definition of Pyrosis

1. n. See Water brash, under Brash.

Definition of Pyrosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A burning sensation in the chest due to reflux of stomach contents in the esophagus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pyrosis

1. heartburn [n -SISES] - See also: heartburn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrosis

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Literary usage of Pyrosis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"The medicines that have been found most useful in pyrosis are— 2. Sedatives, especially opium and the salts of morphia, which probably also tend to restrain ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1890)
"CARTER, MD LOND., Senior Physician, Queen's Hospital, Birmingham. FEW symptomatic conditions are of more common occurrence than pyrosis or waterbrash, ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1854)
"Tree/men! of pyrosis. By Dr. G. BUDD, FRS—In the treatment of water- brash, our first endeavour should, of course, be to remove the conditions that may seem ..."

4. Thirty-five Years in the East: Adventures, Discoveries, Experiements, and by John Martin Honigberger (1852)
"Galena, pyrosis. Galla T., dyspepsia with headache. Pain of the stomach and in the umbilical region, p. Gard, du/n., anorexia. ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1869)
"ON SULPHUROUS ACID IN THE TREATMENT OF pyrosis. By Dr. HENRY LAWSON, Assistant Physician to St. Mary's Hospital. The very remarkable cures recorded by Dr. ..."

6. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1841)
"According to Dr. West, pyrosis is a disease of debility of the nervous system ... Indeed, the author proposes to designate pyrosis, " a dropsy of the ..."

7. Modern medical therapeutics: A Compendium of Recent Formulae and Specific by George Henry Napheys (1879)
"Two before each meal, in functional derangements of the stomach, particularly pyrosis, flatulence and gastralgia after eating. 651. ..."

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