Definition of dyspepsia in English:



mass noun
  • Indigestion.

    • ‘One of the main reasons for performing endoscopy in patients with dyspepsia is to detect underlying ulcer disease.’
    • ‘We recorded consultations with the general practitioner for dyspepsia after scrutiny of the participants' primary care notes.’
    • ‘The most common adverse effects of botulinum toxin type B are dry mouth, dysphagia, dyspepsia and pain at the injection site.’
    • ‘They said that eradication of H pylori might be a cost effective treatment for non-ulcer dyspepsia in infected patients.’
    • ‘There is some evidence that antisecretory therapy may be effective in nonulcer dyspepsia.’
    • ‘If the gum is chewed too quickly, nicotine is swallowed with saliva, and nausea or dyspepsia can result.’
    • ‘Since asymptomatic gall stones and dyspepsia are so common in the general populations, they often coexist.’
    • ‘The procedure of choice for the evaluation of dyspepsia is endoscopy.’
    • ‘A 48 year old man with a chronic complaint of dyspepsia suddenly develops severe abdominal pain.’
    • ‘In the past three years she has consulted her general practitioner just once on her own account - for dyspepsia.’
    • ‘The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of two management strategies for patients presenting in primary care with symptoms of dyspepsia.’
    • ‘A 51 year old woman was referred by her general practitioner with longstanding dyspepsia and reflux worsened by alcohol and bread.’
    • ‘Some patients with symptoms of nonulcer dyspepsia have a history of gastroesophageal reflux.’
    • ‘No cases of gastric cancer occurred in 1040 patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia in the prompt endoscopy study.’
    • ‘Most researchers believe that there is a relation, although an imperfect one, between non-ulcer dyspepsia and infection with H pylori.’
    • ‘Functional dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome account for about half of cases’
    • ‘This article discusses the current management of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia with or without endoscopic abnormalities.’
    • ‘Whether dyspepsia is becoming more common is unclear, but general practice consultations for non-ulcer dyspepsia have been increasing.’
    • ‘They have similar gastrointestinal side effects, including abdominal pain, dyspepsia and diarrhea.’
    • ‘The medicines for dyspepsia often have only minor side effects that go away on their own.’
    bad mood, annoyance, irritation, vexation, exasperation, indignation, huff, moodiness, pet, pique, fit of pique, displeasure
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Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek duspepsia, from duspeptos ‘difficult to digest’.