gastroesophageal reflux disease

noun

Medical Definition of gastroesophageal reflux disease

: a highly variable chronic condition that is characterized by periodic episodes of gastroesophageal reflux usually accompanied by heartburn and that may result in histopathologic changes in the esophagus

called also GERD

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“Gastroesophageal reflux disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gastroesophageal%20reflux%20disease. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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