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Gastrooesophageal reflux disease

Definition: A disorder characterized by reflux of the gastric and/or duodenal contents into the distal esophagus. It is chronic in nature and usually caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, and may result in injury to the esophageal mucosal. Symptoms include heartburn and acid indigestion.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): GERD, gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric reflux, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, acid reflux, gastro-esophageal reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastro- oesophageal reflux disease, gastro oesophageal reflux disease, oesophageal reflux, GORD, gastro- oesophageal reflux, Esophageal reflux, Gastrooesophageal reflux, Gastroesophageal refluxdisease, gastro -esophageal reflux disease, Gastrooeso- phageal reflux, GastroesophagealReflux Disease, Gastroesophage al reflux, Gastro-oesophagea l reflux, Gastro-oesophage al reflux disease, Gastro-oesopha geal reflux disease, Gastro- esophageal reflux disease, gastro esophageal reflux disease

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