Definition of dyspepsia in US English:



  • Indigestion.

    • ‘No cases of gastric cancer occurred in 1040 patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia in the prompt endoscopy study.’
    • ‘This article discusses the current management of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia with or without endoscopic abnormalities.’
    • ‘They have similar gastrointestinal side effects, including abdominal pain, dyspepsia and diarrhea.’
    • ‘We recorded consultations with the general practitioner for dyspepsia after scrutiny of the participants' primary care notes.’
    • ‘A 51 year old woman was referred by her general practitioner with longstanding dyspepsia and reflux worsened by alcohol and bread.’
    • ‘The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of two management strategies for patients presenting in primary care with symptoms of dyspepsia.’
    • ‘The most common adverse effects of botulinum toxin type B are dry mouth, dysphagia, dyspepsia and pain at the injection site.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘Some patients with symptoms of nonulcer dyspepsia have a history of gastroesophageal reflux.’
    • ‘One of the main reasons for performing endoscopy in patients with dyspepsia is to detect underlying ulcer disease.’
    • ‘They said that eradication of H pylori might be a cost effective treatment for non-ulcer dyspepsia in infected patients.’
    • ‘The procedure of choice for the evaluation of dyspepsia is endoscopy.’
    • ‘If the gum is chewed too quickly, nicotine is swallowed with saliva, and nausea or dyspepsia can result.’
    • ‘The medicines for dyspepsia often have only minor side effects that go away on their own.’
    • ‘Since asymptomatic gall stones and dyspepsia are so common in the general populations, they often coexist.’
    • ‘There is some evidence that antisecretory therapy may be effective in nonulcer dyspepsia.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whether dyspepsia is becoming more common is unclear, but general practice consultations for non-ulcer dyspepsia have been increasing.’
    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’.