Pyrosis (Heartburn): Definition & Symptoms


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Identify the statement that DOES NOT properly describe the characteristic of the esophagus sphincter.

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1. Which selection best describes the sensation that pyrosis produces?

2. Which food is less likely to cause pyrosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will test you on pyrosis. The quiz will ask you multiple-choice questions pertaining to the factors behind this condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Characteristics of the esophagus sphincter
  • The sensation that pyrosis produces
  • Foods and activities that cause pyrosis
  • What dysphagia is
  • Which over the counter medication treats pyrosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on pyrosis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about food digestion complications in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms such as dysphagia and the esophagus sphincter

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Pyrosis (Heartburn): Definition & Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces pyrosis
  • Examines what causes it
  • Discusses the various symptoms involved
  • Identifies various treatments for pyrosis