Impaired gastric function or “upset stomach” due to some disorder of the stomach; characterized by epigastric pain, sometimes burning, nausea, and gaseous eructation. SYN: gastric indigestion. [dys- + G. pepsis, digestion]
- acid d. d. associated with excess gastric acidity.
- adhesion d. pain, d., and other symptoms alleged to result from perigastric adhesions.
- atonic d. d. with impaired tone in the muscular walls of the stomach. SYN: functional d. (1).
- fermentative d. d. accompanied by fermentation of the contents of the stomach, usually occurring in gastric dilation.
- flatulent d. d. with frequent eructations of swallowed air, sometimes without underlying organic disease.
- functional d. 1. SYN: atonic d.. 2. SYN: nervous d..
- nervous d. d. associated with nervousness, tension, or anxiety. SYN: functional d. (2).
- reflex d. functional d. excited by reflex irritation from disease elsewhere than in the stomach or intestines.

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dys·pep·sia dis-'pep-shə, -sē-ə n INDIGESTION

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disordered digestion: usually applied to pain or discomfort in the lower chest or abdomen after eating and sometimes accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
dyspeptic adj.

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dys·pep·sia (dis-pepґse-ə) [dys- + Gr. peptein to digest] impairment of the power or function of digestion; usually applied to epigastric discomfort following meals. dyspeptic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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