Definition of Esophagitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux.

Exact synonyms: Oesophagitis
Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor



Definition of Esophagitis

1. Noun. The inflammation of the oesophagus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Esophagitis

1. Inflammation of the oesophagus. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esophagitis

esomeprazole
esophagal
esophageal
esophageal cancer
esophageal reflux
esophageal smear
esophageal ulcer
esophageal veins
esophagean
esophagectomies
esophagectomy
esophagi
esophagic
esophagical
esophagitides
esophagitis (current term)
esophagogastric junction
esophagogastroduodenal
esophagogastroduodenoscopies
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
esophagoscope
esophagotomies
esophagotomy
esophagus
esophoria
esophorias
esophoric
esosphenoiditis
esoteric
esoterica

Literary usage of Esophagitis

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Acute corrosive esophagitis is due to the swallowing of corrosive poisons, ... In croup- ous esophagitis, the cause is to be sought in (1) a direct ..."

2. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Disease: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1910)
"E. DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS I. esophagitis The diagnosis of esophagitis is very difficult, the therapy very unsatisfactory. In the catarrhal form its ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(a) Catarrhal esophagitis i. Acute.—The acute catarrhal inflammation of the esophagus is usually so mild as to give rise to no symptoms. ..."

4. Diseases of the digestive organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"Acute esophagitis.—Simple acute catarrhal inflammation of the esophagus is caused by mechanical, chemical and thermic irritations. ..."

5. The Diseases of infancy and childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1917)
"ACUTE esophagitis Tt is quite remarkable, considering the frequency of pathological processes in the pharynx, that these so rarely extend to the esophagus. ..."

6. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by Allen Corson Cowperthwaite, N. B. Delamater (1901)
"Etiology—esophagitis is a comparatively rare affection, and usually exists ... Chronic esophagitis differs but little from the acute form, and may follow it ..."

7. Practice of Medicine by Walter Sands Mills (1915)
"Definition: esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus. It may be acute or chronic; ... Etiology: esophagitis may be part of an acute infection. ..."

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