Definitions for "Gastroesophageal reflux"
The backward flow of stomach acid contents into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). Also called esophageal reflux or gastric reflux.
Backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus. This condition may be chronic and cause weakness of the lower esophageal sphincter, the ring-shaped muscle located at the junction of the esophagus and stomach.
A disorder where stomach contents repeatedly splash back up into the lower esophagus.