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anti–reflux

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adjective an·ti–re·flux \-ˈrē-ˌfləks\
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antireflux

Medical Definition of anti–reflux

  1. :  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 Mancini, The Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 26 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 Spechler, Scientific American, March 2003


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