gastroesophageal reflux

noun

Definition of gastroesophageal reflux

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

gastroesophageal reflux

noun

Medical Definition of gastroesophageal reflux

  1. :  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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