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reflux

[′rē‚fləks]
(chemical engineering)
In a chemical process, that part of the product stream that may be returned to the process to assist in giving increased conversion or recovery, as in distillation or liquid-liquid extraction.
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This general medical guide includes sections about esophageal reflux and hiatal hernia.
The link between esophageal reflux and esophageal cancer is striking.
Esophageal reflux affects up to 40% of adult Americans, many of whom will develop Barrett's esophagus, a known risk factor for esophageal cancer.
Key Words: esophageal reflux, Nissen fundoplication, patient satisfaction
The intake of these items can cause and/or add to the following medical problems: esophageal reflux, allergy, asthma and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).
Changes in diet, body weight, or environmental exposures, all of which may be associated with both esophageal reflux and the transition to an industrialized lifestyle, might likewise explain the rise, he says.
Research is under way on laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy, parietal cell vagotomy, pyloroplasty, and esophageal reflux operations.
About 3 years ago she was diagnosed with esophageal reflux.
The results of a video-fluoroscopic swallow study were normal (no evidence of a cricopharyngeal bar), and pH probe testing was negative for pharyngeal and esophageal reflux.
New techniques in measuring nonacidic esophageal reflux.