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a symptom complex comprising nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache, and constipation, formerly attributed to excessive bile secretion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An imprecisely delineated congestive disturbance with anorexia, coated tongue, constipation, headache, dizziness, pasty complexion, and, rarely, slight jaundice; assumed to result from hepatic dysfunction.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
biliousnessAn antiquated 18th- and 19th century term meaning either:
(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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
biliousnessAn inaccurate term for the feeling of nausea and flatulence associated with minor dyspepsia or any other mild stomach upset.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005