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Meaning of HEARTBURN

Pronunciation:  'hârt`burn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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

HEARTBURN is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: pyrosis
 See Also: symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Heart"burn`\, n. (Med.)
An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended
with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but
is often a symptom of often complaints.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Pain due to regurgitation (reflux) of juices from the stomach into the esophagus; pyrosis.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Heartburn is a sensation of burning or warmth that is behind the middle of the chest; a symptom of gastric acid reflux.
  2. Heartburn is a sensation of warmth or burning behind the sternum or in the epigastrium. Sometimes there is a acidic taste associated with heartburn.
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