Medical Definition of Burp

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Burp: 1. Gas brought up from the stomach through the mouth producing a gutteral noise.
2. As a verb, to bring up gas from the stomach through the mouth. Also to help a baby bring up gas after feeding by rubbing or patting its back.

Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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