acid reflux

[ as-id ree-fluhks ]
/ ˈæs ɪd ˈri flʌks /

noun Pathology.

a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.

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Also called gastric reflux, gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD .

Origin of acid reflux

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for acid reflux

acid reflux

noun

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

acid reflux

n.

heartburn
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Scientific definitions for acid reflux

acid reflux

See heartburn.
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