Pathophysiology and diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Bozymski1993PathophysiologyAD,
  title={Pathophysiology and diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Eugene M. Bozymski},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  year={1993},
  volume={50 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={S4-6}
}
The pathophysiology and diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are discussed. GERD is a clinical syndrome involving the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. It is distinguished from the reflux that occurs normally in the general population. A low pressure exerted by the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and inappropriate spontaneous… CONTINUE READING