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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs),
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

precocious

(prĭ-kō′shəs)
adj.
Showing unusually early development or maturity.

pre·coc′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.

precocious

[-kō′shəs]
Etymology: L, praecoquere, to mature early
pertaining to the early, often premature, development of physical or mental qualities.

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

Patient discussion about precocious

Q. every time my friend eat, before she swallow it she gets severe heartburns and nausea. what causes this

A. She could be suffering from gastric acid problems and should try taking anti-acid medications (after consulting a doctor, of course). Also there's a simple test that can be done for a bacteria called H.pylori that makes the stomach produce more acid, and by taking antibiotics this problem resolves.

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