the chest pains may indicate something more serious than heartburn

indigestion, dyspepsia, acid reflux, pyrosis

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  • heartburn — (n.) mid 13c., herte brine lust, later heartburn, indigestion (mid 15c.); also herte brenning anger, bitterness (c.1400), also heartburn (mid 15c.). See HEART (Cf. heart) + BURN (Cf. burn) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Heartburn — Heart burn ( b[^u]rn ), 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 other complaints. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heartburn — ► NOUN ▪ a form of indigestion felt as a burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus …   English terms dictionary

  • heartburn — [härt′bʉrn΄] n. a burning sensation beneath the breastbone resulting from a spastic reflux of stomach acid, food, etc. into the esophagus; pyrosis; brash …   English World dictionary

  • Heartburn — This article is about the medical condition. For the film, see Heartburn (film). Heartburn ICD 10 R12 ICD 9 787.1 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • heartburn — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)tbɜː(r)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in your chest, caused by indigestion …   English dictionary

  • heartburn — noun Date: 1597 a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum due especially to spasmodic reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heartburn — /hahrt berrn /, n. 1. an uneasy burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid. 2. bitter jealousy; envy. [1590 1600; trans. of Gk kardialgía; see HEART,… …   Universalium

  • heartburn — noun A burning pain in the chest that is caused by stomach acid entering the gullet. Syn: acid reflux, cardialgia, gastroesophageal reflux, pyrosis …   Wiktionary

  • heartburn — SYN: pyrosis. * * * heart·burn .bərn n a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum usu. related to spasm of the lower end of the esophagus or of the upper part of the stomach often in association with gastroesophageal reflux called… …   Medical dictionary