gastroesophageal
adjective Date: circa 1889 of, relating to, or involving the stomach and esophagus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gastroesophageal — adjective of or relating to or involving the stomach and esophagus • Pertains to noun: ↑stomach, ↑esophagus * * * “+ adjective Etymology: gastr + esophageal : of, relating to, or involving the stomach and esophagus …   Useful english dictionary

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease — n a highly variable chronic condition that is characterized by periodic episodes of gastroesophageal reflux usu. accompanied by heartburn and that may result in histopathologic changes in the esophagus abbr. GERD * * * (GERD) any condition noted… …   Medical dictionary

  • gastroesophageal reflux — n 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 esp. in heartburn see HEARTBURN * * * reflux of the stomach and duodenal contents into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease — Acid reflux redirects here. Acid reflux may also refer to Laryngopharyngeal reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease Classification and external resources ICD 10 K21 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • gastroesophageal reflux — noun Date: 1966 backward flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus that is due to improper functioning of a sphincter at the lower end of the esophagus and results especially in heartburn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — Disorder characterized by frequent passage of gastric contents from the stomach back into the esophagus. Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn, coughing, frequent clearing of the throat, and difficulty in swallowing. It can be caused by… …   Universalium

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