esophagogastric

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gastroesophageal

 [gas″tro-ĕ-sof″ah-je´al]
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).

esophagogastric

pertaining to the esophagus and the stomach.

esophagogastric ulcer
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.