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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease<sup>a</sup>

Joseph A. Murray

in Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review

Published on behalf of © Copyright Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print August 2014 | ISBN: 9780199373338
Published online August 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780190209728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199373338.003.0001

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseasea

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Gastroesophageal reflux is the reflux of gastric contents other than air into or through the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refers to reflux that produces frequent symptoms or results in damage to the esophageal mucosa or contiguous organs of the upper aerodigestive system and occasionally the lower respiratory tract. Etiology, contributing factors, presentation, symptoms (heartburn and acid regurgitation), diagnosis, and treatment of the disease (including histamine receptor blockers, proton pump inhibitors, prokinetics, and procedural treatments) are addressed.

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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