• WordNet 3.6
    • n dyspepsia a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dyspepsia Impaired power of digestion. The term is applied with a certain freedom to all forms of gastric derangement, whether involving impaired power of digestion or not. But it is usually discarded when some more definite diagnosis can be made, as gastric cancer, gastric ulcer, gastritis, gastrectasia, or when it depends on poisonous ingesta or appears as a feature of some other disease especially if that is acute. Functional dyspepsia, also called atonic and nervous dyspepsia, is gastric derangement, not exclusively neuralgic, which may involve a diminished or an excessive secretion of the gastric juice, or diminished or excessive acidity in that secretion, or an irritability of the stomach-walls or an impairment of their motor functions, and which appears to depend on some defect in the innervation of the stomach, and not on some grosser lesion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dyspepsia dis-pep′si-a a scientific term for indigestion—also Dyspep′sy
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  • Ogden Nash
    “Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dyspepsiadys, hard, pessein, pepsein, to digest.


In literature:

It is this cursed dyspepsia which has made me nervous.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
It is said that in India, where dyspepsia is common, garlic is found to be a great palliative.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
First thing I know I'll be having dyspepsia.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Luther's own visions were largely due to dyspepsia and an active imagination.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Dyspepsia was in the very air you breathed.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Perhaps that accounted for his dyspepsia and her headaches.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
Dyspepsia of long continuance, and also difficult breathing; inflammation of the eyes.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
But sooner or later they are manifested in muscular weakness, dyspepsia, and nervous irritability.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The majority of them were martyrs to dyspepsia.
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
The unknown horrors of dyspepsia from bad bread are a topic over which we willingly draw a veil.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe

In poetry:

My own disposition to this one inclines,
But dreadful dyspepsia destroys all the pleasure
Of dinner, except it's well tinctured with wines
Which plan I adopt as a health-giving measure.
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

Each year for more than a decade, we have embarked on a dyspepsia-inducing quest for the finest flapjacks in town.
Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Functional Dyspepsia.
Christopher Pleyer, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, summarizes his part in the plenary session "Observer Bias in the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Functional Dyspepsia" at ACG 2011.
A 28-year-old woman presented with symptoms of abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and nausea.
Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a term used to describe symptoms including a feeling of fullness, discomfort or a burning sensation in the abdomen after meals.
Visitors who feel no need of a massage or sauna can visit the old Royal Pump Room, where the gentry would come to cure their dyspepsia with a glass from the sulfurous Stinking Well.