gastroesophageal reflux


gastroesophageal reflux

noun

Definition of GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX

:  backward flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus that is due to malfunctioning of a sphincter at the lower end of the esophagus and results especially in heartburn

First Known Use of GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX

1966

gastroesophageal reflux

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX

: backward flow of the gastric contents into the esophagus due to improper functioning of a sphincter at the lower end of the esophagus and resulting especially in heartburn—see heartburn

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