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reflux

 [re´fluks]
a backward or return flow; see also backflow and regurgitation (def. 1).
esophageal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus.
hepatojugular reflux distention of the jugular vein induced by applying manual pressure over the liver; it suggests insufficiency of the right heart.
intrarenal reflux reflux of urine into the renal parenchyma.
vesicoureteral reflux (vesicoureteric reflux) backward flow of urine from the bladder into a ureter.

re·flux

(rē'flŭks), Do not confuse this word with reflex.
1. A backward flow.
See also: regurgitation.
2. chemistry to boil without loss of vapor because of the presence of a condenser that returns vapor as liquid.
[L. re-, back, + fluxus, a flow]

reflux

/re·flux/ (re´fluks) a backward or return flow.
duodenogastric reflux  reflux of the contents of the duodenum into the stomach; it may occur normally, especially during fasting.
gastroesophageal reflux  reflux of the stomach and duodenal contents into the esophagus.
hepatojugular reflux  distention of the jugular vein induced by applying manual pressure over the liver; it suggests insufficiency of the right heart.
intrarenal reflux  reflux of urine into the renal parenchymal tissue.
valvular reflux  backflow of blood past a venous valve in the lower limb due to venous insufficiency.
vesicoureteral reflux , vesicoureteric reflux backward flow of urine from the bladder into a ureter.

reflux

(rē′flŭks′)
n.
1. A flowing back; ebb.
2. Medicine Backflow, as of gastric acid into the esophagus.
3. Chemistry The process of refluxing.
v. re·fluxed, re·fluxing, re·fluxes Chemistry
v.tr.
To boil (a liquid) in a vessel attached to a condenser so that the vapors continuously condense for reboiling.
v.intr.
To be boiled in such a way.

reflux

[rē′fluks]
Etymology: L, refluere, to flow back
an abnormal backward or return flow of a fluid. Kinds of reflux include gastroesophageal reflux, hepatojugular reflux, and vesicoureteral reflux.
Regurgitated gastric content. A small amount is normal in infants

reflux

Medtalk The reversal of the normal flow of a fluid–eg, from the stomach into the esophagus. See GERD, Hepatojugular reflux. Cf Regurgitation, Vomiting Pediatrics Spit-up, see there.

re·flux

(rē'flŭks)
1. A backward flow.
See also: regurgitation
2. chemistry To boil without loss of vapor because of the presence of a condenser that returns vapor as liquid.
[L. re-, back, + fluxus, a flow]

reflux

Movement of fluid or semifluid material in a direction opposite to the normal. Regurgitation. Examples are reflux of acid material from the STOMACH into the OESOPHAGUS, of urine from the bladder up the URETERS to the kidneys or of the abnormal movement of blood back through a leaking (incompetent) valve in the heart.

Reflux

The backward flow of a fluid in the body. Pyelonephritis is often associated with the reflux of urine from the bladder to the upper urinary tract.

reflux

retrograde flow

re·flux

(rē'flŭks)
Backward flow of a substance.
[L. re-, back, + fluxus, a flow]

reflux,

n the reverse flow of a liquid.

reflux

a backward or return flow.

esophageal reflux
reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus; likely to occur during anesthesia and may be a cause of esophageal strictures. Called also gastroesophageal reflux. See also peptic esophagitis.
gastroduodenal reflux
reflux of duodenal contents, especially bile salts into the stomach; a cause of injury to the gastric mucosa and a possible factor in the genesis of gastric ulceration.
gastroesophageal reflux
see esophageal reflux (above).
intrarenal urine reflux
reflux of urine into the renal parenchymal tissue.
vesicoureteral reflux, vesicoureteric reflux
backward flow of urine from the bladder into a ureter.

Patient discussion about reflux

Q. how do you deal with a mild case of acid reflux

A. You can start with life style changes: if you have symptoms during the night, you can try to elevate the head of your bed. You can try to avoid foods that induce reflux: fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, and excessive alcohol. Cola, red wine, and orange juice are very acidic, so it would be wise to avoid them too, In addition to these, you can try to use a diary to reveal which kind of food causes symptoms and avoid it.

Try to refrain from lying down immediately after a meal, or eating just before bedtime. Overweight is a risk factor for reflux, so if it's relevant weight reduction is also recommended.

If you feel heartburn, you may chew in order to increase salivation and thus alleviate the symptoms. Smoking has a negative effect on salivation, so smoking cessation is also recommended.

And that's before we even mentioned OTC drugs...

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References in periodicals archive ?
The condition has other names: silent or atypical reflux (because it can occur without heartburn); laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR; supraesophageal reflux; and respiratory reflux (so called because it affects the respiratory airways and can be confused with respiratory illness).
People were also told to avoid known triggers of reflux, including coffee, tea, chocolate, fizzy drinks, greasy and fried food, spicy food, fatty food and alcohol.
When the LES weakens it doesn't close completely, allowing acidic stomach fluids to wash back into the esophagus causing acid reflux.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a relatively common condition, in which stomach acids are refluxed up through the esophagus and oral cavity, causing heartburn in stomach and dental erosion in the mouth.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Reflux Esophagitis (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
This cancer risk is a big reason you shouldn't ignore any symptoms of reflux and should be evaluated by your doctor.
Treatment for silent airway reflux consists primarily of lifestyle modification, such as not eating within 3 to 4 hours before bedtime and not wearing tight clothing.
Acid reflux can strike any cat at any age, but kittens are at greater risk because their airways and esophageal sphincters are still developing.
Acid reflux occurs when food flows back into the oesophagus, causing heartburn and coughing.
The LINX device was approved by the FDA in early 2012 and is currently the only medical device approved by the FDA to be safe and effective for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Chronic vomiting or disorders in gastrointestinal motility can lead to acid reflux in dogs.
Included criteria were: Almost 18-70 years of age, typical reflux symptoms (heartburn, acid regurgitation and chest pain), and diagnosis of reflux esophagitis (Los Angeles [LA] A-D degree).