gastroesophageal reflux disease


gastroesophageal reflux disease
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

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(GERD) any condition noted clinically or histopathologically that results from gastroesophageal reflux, ranging in seriousness from mild to life-threatening; principal characteristics are heartburn and regurgitation. When there is damage to the esophageal epithelium, it is known as reflux esophagitis.

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