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dyspepsia

(dis-pep′shă, sē-ă )

[dys- + Gr. pepsis, digestion + -ia]
Upper abdominal discomfort, often chronic or persistent; indigestion. It is sometimes related to the ingestion of food and may be a side effect of many medications. It may include such symptoms as fullness, eructation, bloating, nausea, loss of appetite, or upper abdominal pain.
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indigestion

A dated term for gastroesophageal reflux.

An enzyme present in skeletal and heart muscles and the liver. It breaks down sugars to triose phosphates, liberating energy. Its serum concentration increases primarily in muscle and liver diseases.

A form of dyspepsia in which there is insufficient quantity or quality of bile secretion.

Cardiac ischemia that presents with nausea, bloating, indigestion, or other upper abdominal symptoms.

Epigastric burning, a sensation of abdominal fullness with meals, and the inability to consume a normal-sized meal occurring weekly (or more often) for 6 months or more. Organic abnormalities (such as Helicobacter pylori infection, peptic ulcer, or upper gastrointestinal cancer) exclude this diagnosis.

Upper abdominal discomfort, often chronic, in which endoscopy reveals nondiagnostic, or normal, findings.

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