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English definition of “gastroesophageal reflux disease”

gastroesophageal reflux disease

noun [U] uk   /ɡæs.trəʊ.ɪ.sɒf.əˌdʒi.əl ˈriː.flʌks dɪˌziːz/ us    /ˈɡæs.troʊ.ɪˌsɑf.əˈdʒi.əl ˈriː.flʌks dɪˌziːz/ specialized ( US abbreviation GERD, UK abbreviation GORD)
a chronic disease where stomach acid goes up into the oesophagus (= the tube through which food passes to the stomach) causing inflammation and pain
(Definition of gastroesophageal reflux disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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