acid reflux

[ as-id ree-fluhks ]
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  1. a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.

Origin of acid reflux

First recorded in 1955–60
  • Also called gastric reflux, gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD .

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British Dictionary definitions for acid reflux

acid reflux

  1. the regurgitation of stomach acid into the oesophagus, causing heartburn

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Scientific definitions for acid reflux

acid reflux

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