Definition of Pyrosis

Pyrosis: A technical term for what is popularly called heartburn, a burning sensation in the upper abdomen. In many languages there is a technical term such as pyrosis and a popular term for the same phenomenon. For example, pyrosis is popularly known in French as brlure epigastrique and in Spanish as ardor de estmago. Pyrosis is the Greek word meaning burning.


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