gastroesophageal

adjective

gas·​tro·​esoph·​a·​ge·​al ˈga-strō-i-ˌsä-fə-ˈjē-əl How to pronounce gastroesophageal (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving the stomach and esophagus

Examples of gastroesophageal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, some studies suggest that up to 80 percent of marathon runners experience some type of gastroesophageal symptoms such as heart burn while running. Amanda MacMillan, Outside Online, 3 July 2014 Acid Reflux Disease Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this causes a painful burning sensation, or heartburn, in the lower chest when stomach acid rises back up into your esophagus. Locke Hughes, Redbook, 28 Apr. 2017 Obesity has been associated with many GI diseases, such as gallbladder disease; fatty liver disease; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); and cancer of the esophagus, stomach, liver and colon. Don Rauf, chicagotribune.com, 23 June 2017 With 15.3 million prescriptions written in 2013 alone, they are considered highly effective at relieving gastroesophageal acid reflux as well as preventing and treating ulcers. Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News, 17 May 2017 Clinically referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the digestive disorder occurs when stomach acid or bile travels up into the esophagus, irritating the lining. Amy Capetta, Good Housekeeping, 19 June 2017 In the study, the researcher tested whether chili with vinegar added to it was less heartburn-inducing than chili without vinegar when given to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Melinda Wenner Moyer, SELF, 8 May 2017 Acid Reflux Disease Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this causes a painful burning sensation, or heartburn, in the lower chest when stomach acid rises back up into your esophagus. Locke Hughes, Redbook, 28 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gastroesophageal was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Gastroesophageal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastroesophageal. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

gastroesophageal

adjective
gas·​tro·​esoph·​a·​ge·​al
variants or chiefly British gastro-oesophageal
: of, relating to, or involving the stomach and esophagus
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