Definition of Hiatal hernia
1. Noun. Hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm.
Medical Definition of Hiatal hernia
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Literary usage of Hiatal hernia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"The adult, nontraumatic, acquired form of a hiatal hernia concerns ... Sliding Hiatal Hernia. This is by far the most frequent type of diaphragmatic hernia. ..."
2. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age Pages (1993)
"hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach slides up through the diaphragm (a thin muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the chest ..."
3. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"The results showed that for persons with a normal esophagus, it was 33 percent, for hiatal hernia, 14 percent; esophagitis, ..."
4. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... relief of hyperacidity associated with the diagnosis of peptic ulcer, gastritis, peptic esophagitis, gastric hyperacidity, and hiatal hernia. ..."
5. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Most of these patients also have a hiatal hernia; furthermore, the use of xanthines may increase the likelihood of symptoms by relaxing the lower esophageal ..."