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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Reflujo gastroesofágico

Gastroesophageal reflux (GAS-tro-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 esophageal reflux and gastric reflux.



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