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anti-reflux

adjective an·ti-re·flux \ -ˈrē-ˌfləks \
variants: or antireflux

medical Definition of anti-reflux

:used to prevent, control, or treat gastroesophageal reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Anti-reflux surgery involves wrapping a portion of the stomach around the loose valve.
  • —Sheri ManciniThe Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer26 Nov. 2006
  • If inflammation interferes with the histologic assessment of dysplasia, the patient should be treated with intensive antireflux therapy (at the least, a proton pump inhibitor administered twice daily) for 8 to 12 weeks before repeating the endoscopy.
  • —Stuart Jon SpechlerScientific AmericanMarch 2003

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