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Related to vesicoureteric reflux: hydronephrosis
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
vesicoureteric refluxBackward passage of urine from the bladder up into the URETERS during voiding. This occurs, mainly in children, because of failure of the valve-like effect of the oblique entry of the ureters through the bladder wall. Organisms from the bladder are able to gain access to the kidneys and set up an acute PYELONEPHRITIS.
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