esophagogastric(redirected from esophagogastric ulcer)
pertaining to the stomach and esophagus.
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) any of various conditions resulting from gastroesophageal reflux, ranging in seriousness from mild to life-threatening; principal characteristics are heartburn and regurgitation. When there is damage to the esophageal epithelium, it is known as reflux esophagitis.
esophagogastric/esoph·a·go·gas·tric/ (-gas´trik) gastroesophageal (def. 1).
pertaining to the esophagus and the stomach.
in pigs, manifest with hyperkeratinization and ulceration in the pars esophagea of the stomach. If an ulcer erodes to a blood vessel, the pig can become anemic or bleed to death. In affected herds, a significant proportion of pigs develop hyperkeratosis and ulceration but only a proportion show clinical disease. Risk factors include housing and stocking density, the use of pelleted feeds and low fiber and small particle size of feed.