Nonulcer Dyspepsia

  • C. O’Morain
  • M. Buckley
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Abstract

Dyspepsia is a term widely used in clinical practice. Physicians describe patients as having dyspepsia when the patients themselves say that they have indigestion. Dyspepsia derives from the Greek words dys (bad) and peptein (to digest). Indigestion is derived from Latin, but the two words otherwise have the same construction and the same meaning. Dyspepsia and indigestion have been used to describe symptoms presumed to have originated in the gut anywhere from the oesophagus to the colon.

Keywords

Placebo Ethyl Expense Gall Bismuth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. O’Morain
    • 1
  • M. Buckley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Meath/Adelaide HospitalsTrinity CollegeDublinIreland

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