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Definition of "gastroesophageal" [gastroesophageal]

  • Of or relating to the stomach and esophagus. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gastroesophageal" in a sentence
  • "Barrett's esophagus is most often diagnosed in people who have long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a chronic regurgitation of acid from the stomach into the lower esophagus."
  • "These drugs are approved by the FDA for treating a severe heartburn condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, that can inflame or erode the lining of the esophagus."
  • "If your heartburn occurs twice a week or more for weeks or months, you have frequent regurgitation of food into your throat or mouth, or the drugs cited above don't provide relief, you may have a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)."
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