gastroesophageal reflux disease

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gastroesophageal reflux disease

n. Abbr. GERD
A chronic condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter allows gastric acids to reflux into the esophagus, causing heartburn, acid indigestion, and possible injury to the esophageal lining.
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