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

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  • Reflux gastrique — Reflux gastro œsophagien Le reflux gastro œsophagien est défini par le passage dans l œsophage d une partie du contenu gastrique, acide. Il s agit d un phénomène normalement intermittent et silencieux qui se produit chez tous les sujets, en… …   Wikipédia en Français

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