dyspepsia

[dis-pep-shuh, -see-uh]
noun
deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion (opposed to eupepsia ).
Also, dyspepsy [dis-pep-see] .


Origin:
1650–60; < Latin < Greek dyspepsía, equivalent to dys- dys- + péps(is) digestion + -ia -ia

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dyspepsia or dyspepsy (dɪsˈpɛpsɪə, dɪsˈpɛpsɪ)
 
n
indigestion or upset stomach
 
[C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion]
 
dyspepsy or dyspepsy
 
n
 
[C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion]

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dyspepsia dys·pep·sia (dĭs-pěp'shə, -sē-ə)
n.
Disturbed digestion; indigestion.

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dyspepsia   (dĭs-pěp'shə, -sē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Difficulty in digesting food; indigestion.
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dyspepsia

any or all of the symptoms-abdominal discomfort, belching, flatulence, aversion to eating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn-associated with the malfunctioning of the digestive system. Indigestion may be caused by disease, but it primarily occurs because of stress, improper eating habits, excessive smoking, exorbitant consumption of coffee or alcohol, or hypersensitivity to particular foods. Indigestion can be alleviated by avoiding the foods or drinks that seem to cause it and by not smoking

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Finally, it is possible that your symptoms may be caused by functional dyspepsia.
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