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

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First Known Use of gastroesophageal reflux

1966


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gastroesophageal reflux

noun

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 called also acid reflux; see heartburn

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