esophagitis

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Related to peptic esophagitis: peptic ulcer, milk of magnesia, reflux esophagitis

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

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

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.

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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