Meaning of dyspepsia in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsˈpɛpsɪə/

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mass noun
  • Indigestion.

    ‘A 51 year old woman was referred by her general practitioner with longstanding dyspepsia and reflux worsened by alcohol and bread.’
    • ‘We recorded consultations with the general practitioner for dyspepsia after scrutiny of the participants' primary care notes.’
    • ‘This article discusses the current management of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with dyspepsia with or without endoscopic abnormalities.’
    • ‘No cases of gastric cancer occurred in 1040 patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia in the prompt endoscopy study.’
    • ‘They have similar gastrointestinal side effects, including abdominal pain, dyspepsia and diarrhea.’
    • ‘Functional dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome account for about half of cases’
    • ‘They said that eradication of H pylori might be a cost effective treatment for non-ulcer dyspepsia in infected patients.’
    • ‘One of the main reasons for performing endoscopy in patients with dyspepsia is to detect underlying ulcer disease.’
    • ‘Most researchers believe that there is a relation, although an imperfect one, between non-ulcer dyspepsia and infection with H pylori.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The procedure of choice for the evaluation of dyspepsia is endoscopy.’
    • ‘Since asymptomatic gall stones and dyspepsia are so common in the general populations, they often coexist.’
    • ‘Some patients with symptoms of nonulcer dyspepsia have a history of gastroesophageal reflux.’
    • ‘Whether dyspepsia is becoming more common is unclear, but general practice consultations for non-ulcer dyspepsia have been increasing.’
    • ‘If the gum is chewed too quickly, nicotine is swallowed with saliva, and nausea or dyspepsia can result.’
    • ‘In the past three years she has consulted her general practitioner just once on her own account - for dyspepsia.’
    • ‘The medicines for dyspepsia often have only minor side effects that go away on their own.’
    • ‘A 48 year old man with a chronic complaint of dyspepsia suddenly develops severe abdominal pain.’
    • ‘There is some evidence that antisecretory therapy may be effective in nonulcer dyspepsia.’
    bad mood, annoyance, irritation, vexation, exasperation, indignation, huff, moodiness, pet, pique, fit of pique, displeasure


Early 18th century via Latin from Greek duspepsia, from duspeptos ‘difficult to digest’.