hiatus hernia

hiatus hernia
an abnormal condition in which part of the stomach protrudes upward through the esophageal cleft in the diaphragm, sometimes causing a backflow of acid stomach contents into the esophagus.

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  • hiatus hernia — see hernia …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • hiatus hernia —     An upwards protrusion of the stomach through the diaphragm wall. It is particularly common in women in their fourth and fifth decades …   Herbal-medical glossary

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