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gastroesophageal reflux disease

[gas-troh-i-sof-uh-jee-uh l, ‐ee-suh-faj-ee-uh l, gas-] /ˈgæs troʊ ɪˌsɒf əˈdʒi əl, ‐ˌi səˈfædʒ i əl, ˌgæs-/
noun, Pathology.
a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.
Also called gastric reflux, gastroesophageal reflux, acid reflux, GERD. Unabridged
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acid reflux

the regurgitation of stomach acid into the oesophagus, causing heartburn
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Contemporary definitions for acid reflux

a burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid; also called heartburn , pyrosis , cardialgia , gastroesophageal reflux

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acid reflux  
See heartburn.
gastroesophageal reflux disease
A condition in which relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter allows gastric acids to move up into the esophagus, causing heartburn, dyspepsia, and possible injury to the mucous membranes lining the esophagus.
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