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oesophageal reflux


reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus


state noun (stable states of affairs)


oesophageal refluxes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


esophageal reflux [American/Canadian spelling] | gastroesophageal reflux

Definition references  (+images)


Gastroesophageal reflux disease | GERD | gastro-oesophageal reflux disease | GORD | gastric reflux disease | acid reflux disease

a chronic symptom of mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus, including abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal ... (40 of 4197 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gastroesophageal reflux disease


gastroesophageal reflux

backward flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus that is due to malfunctioning of a sphincter at the lower end of the esophagus and ... (27 of 45 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gastroesophageal reflux


gastroesophageal reflux [pathology]

Chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux in the esophagus. (13 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gastroesophageal reflux

Collins Dictionary:

reflux | ebb [synonym, sense-specific]

[chemistry] to boil or be boiled in a vessel attached to a condenser, so that the vapour condenses and flows back into the vessel | [chemistry] an act ... (27 of 351 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


[chemistry] : the process of boiling a liquid so that any vapour is liquefied and returned to the stock | [technical] : the flowing back of a liquid, ... (27 of 153 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

reflux | refluxed [past tense] | refluxing [present participle] | refluxes [3rd-person singular present]

A flowing back; ebb. | [chemistry] The process of refluxing. | To boil (a liquid) in a vessel attached to a condenser so that the vapors continuously ... (25 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:


a flowing back; ebb; specifically, regurgitation of food from the stomach to the esophagus (14 of 28 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:


a flowing back; ebb. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

reflux | refluxes [plural] | refluxed [past tense] | refluxing [present participle]

a returning flow of something | a backflow of liquid in the opposite direction to its normal movement, e.g. the regurgitation of stomach and peptic ... (24 of 111 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700230​/definition​.html  [offline]

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