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esophagitis

 [ĕ-sof″ah-ji´tis]
inflammation of the esophagus.
peptic esophagitis (reflux esophagitis) a chronic, potentially life-threatening disease manifested by the various sequelae associated with reflux of the stomach and duodenal contents into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux); it is often accompanied by heartburn and regurgitation, although not all patients with those symptoms have pathologic changes. It may occur as a primary condition or be associated with other diseases such as hiatal hernia.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof-ă-jī'tis),
Inflammation of the esophagus.

esophagitis

/esoph·a·gi·tis/ (ĕ-sof″ah-ji´tis) inflammation of the esophagus.
chronic peptic esophagitis  reflux e.
pill esophagitis  that resulting from irritation by a pill that passes too slowly through the esophagus.
reflux esophagitis  severe gastroesophageal reflux with damage to the esophageal mucosa, often with erosion and ulceration, and sometimes leading to stricture, scarring, and perforation.

esophagitis

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the esophagus.

esophagitis

[esof′əjī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, oisophagos + itis
inflammation of the mucosal lining of the esophagus, caused by infection, irritation from a nasogastric tube, or, most commonly, backflow of gastric juice from the stomach. Also spelled oesophagitis. See also gastroesophageal reflux.
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Severe esophagitis: endoscopic view

esophagitis

GI disease Inflammation of the esophagus, primarily affecting the mucosa. See Candidia esophagitis, CMV esophagitis, Herpes esophagitis.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophagitis.

Esophagitis

Inflammation of the esophagus.
Mentioned in: Heartburn

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.

esophagitis

(isof´əjītis),
n an inflammation of the mucosal lining of the esophagus caused by infection or irritation of the mucosa by reflux of gastric juice from the stomach.

esophagitis

inflammation of the esophagus. Primary esophagitis, caused by physical irritants, causes spasm and obstruction, with pain on swallowing or palpation, profuse salivation, regurgitation of slimy, blood-stained saliva and feed, and may lead to stricture formation. Esophagitis also occurs commonly in ruminants as a secondary lesion in diseases characterized by erosive and vesicular lesions of the alimentary tract. Gastric reflux, invasion of the esophageal wall by Hypoderma spp., thallotoxicosis and paraquat poisoning are other causes.

peptic esophagitis
inflammation of the esophagus due to a reflux of acid and pepsin from the stomach; occurs particularly in dogs and cats while under general anesthesia. Called also reflux esophagitis.
reflux esophagitis
see peptic esophagitis (above).

Patient discussion about esophagitis

Q. What Are the Symptoms of Esophagitis? I have a sore throat and a heartburn for a long time. Could this be Esophagitis?

A. Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus, the tube that leads from the back of the mouth to the stomach.

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