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pyrosis, acid reflux
1. A technical medical term for what is popularly called "heartburn", a burning sensation in the upper abdomen.
2. An uncomfortable burning sensation in the lower chest, usually caused by stomach acid flowing back into the lower end of the esophagus.
3. A burning sensation, usually centered in the middle of the chest near the sternum, caused by the reflux of acidic stomach fluids that enter the lower end of the esophagus.
This entry is located in the following units: fluct-, flucti-, -flux, flu-, flum-, -fluent, -fluence (page 8) pyro-, pyr- (page 5)