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[New Latin pyrōsis, from Greek purōsis, a burning, from puroun, to burn, from pūr, fire; see paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) pathol a technical name for heartburn
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek: a burning, from puroun to burn, from pur fire]



a burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid; pyrosis.


- Heartburn is actually pyrosis, caused by the presence of gastric secretions, called reflux, in the lower esophagus.
See also related terms for presence.


a burning feeling in the stomach and esophagus, sometimes accompanied by the belching of acid fluid; heartburn.
See also: Bodily Functions, Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrosis - a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus)pyrosis - a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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In medicine, pyrosis is the technical term for which condition?
The patients, who have gastric metastasis of breast cancer, usually suffer from nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms like indigestion, anorexia, pyrosis, nausea and weight loss.
nausea, anorexia, pyrosis, fatigue, skin reactions, fever, pain in several patients.
A 57-year-old female [177 cm (5'10) 51kg (113)] with ADPKD had an extensive history of comorbidities, including ascites with multiple paracenteses, repeated spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, pyrosis, hyporexia, early satiety, abdominal pain, severe weight loss, and malnutrition.
The clinical course, including the prepatent period (97 days), signs (periodic diarrhea, light meteorism [rapid accumulation of gas in the intestine], anal irritation caused by actively moving proglottids, pyrosis, vomiting, and lack of appetite), and excretion of proglottids (21), corresponded to that of taeniasis caused by T.
The most common local side effects are of oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal nature, for example, itching, swelling, irritation, and ulceration of the oropharynx and nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting, although pyrosis or gastroesophageal reflux has never been described before.
Heartburn (pyrosis) is a burning discomfort felt just above the stomach.
Acid reflux is also known as heartburn, acid indigestion or pyrosis.