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dyspepsia

[dis-pep-shuh, -see-uh] /dɪsˈpɛp ʃə, -si ə/
noun
1.
deranged or impaired digestion; indigestion (opposed to eupepsia).
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[dis-pep-see] /dɪsˈpɛp si/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin < Greek dyspepsía, equivalent to dys- dys- + péps(is) digestion + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for dyspepsy

dyspepsia

/dɪsˈpɛpsɪə/
noun
1.
indigestion or upset stomach
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from Greek duspepsia, from dys- + pepsis digestion
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Word Origin and History for dyspepsy

dyspepsia

n.

1706, from Late Latin dyspepsia or a back-formation from dyspeptic (q.v.). Its opposite is eupepsia.

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dyspepsy in Medicine

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

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dyspepsy in Science
dyspepsia
  (dĭs-pěp'shə, -sē-ə)   
Difficulty in digesting food; indigestion.
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Encyclopedia Article for dyspepsy

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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