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Esophageal reflux

Introduction: Esophageal reflux

Description of Esophageal reflux

Esophageal reflux: The backward flow of stomach acid contents into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). Also called gastroesophageal reflux or gastric reflux.
Source: National Institute of Health

Esophageal reflux: reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Esophageal reflux: Retrograde flow of gastric juice (GASTRIC ACID) and/or duodenal contents (BILE ACIDS; PANCREATIC JUICE) into the distal ESOPHAGUS, commonly due to incompetence of the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER. Gastric regurgitation is an extension of this process with retrograde flow into the PHARYNX or MOUTH.
Source: Diseases Database

Esophageal reflux: Related Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Esophageal reflux

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Esophageal reflux

The following list attempts to classify Esophageal reflux into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • reflux
  • pathology
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Disease Ontology - OBO - Hierarchy 2

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