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biliousness

 [bil´yus-nes]
a symptom complex comprising nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache, and constipation, formerly attributed to excessive bile secretion.

bil·ious·ness

(bil'yŭs-nes),
An imprecisely delineated congestive disturbance with anorexia, coated tongue, constipation, headache, dizziness, pasty complexion, and, rarely, slight jaundice; assumed to result from hepatic dysfunction.

biliousness

An antiquated 18th- and 19th century term meaning either:
(1) Hyperbilirubinemia.
(2) An ill-defined cluster of symptoms complex consisting of abdominal malaise, headaches, nausea and vomiting, which is attributed to hepatic dysfunction.

It is unused in the working medical parlance.

biliousness

An inaccurate term for the feeling of nausea and flatulence associated with minor dyspepsia or any other mild stomach upset.

biliousness

a symptom complex in humans comprising nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache and constipation, formerly attributed to excessive bile secretion.
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