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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof-ă-jī'tis),
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

esophagitis

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the esophagus.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

esophagitis

GI disease Inflammation of the esophagus, primarily affecting the mucosa. See Candidia esophagitis, CMV esophagitis, Herpes esophagitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophagitis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Esophagitis

Inflammation of the esophagus.
Mentioned in: Heartburn
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·soph·a·gi·tis

(ĕ-sof'ă-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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