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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Esophageal reflux (ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul REE-flux)
The backward flow of stomach acid contents into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). Also called gastric reflux and gastroesophageal reflux.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.