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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However, they have been less so in esophagitis patients due to stomach acid reflux.
The 66 year-old patient, who underwent the Nissen fundoplication procedure to correct chronic stomach acid reflux disease, said she was honoured to be part of the historic scientific milestone.