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Chronic Cough Due to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The origin of the terms gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is Latin. Reflux literally means backflow, coming from the two Latin words (re meaning “back,” plus fluere meaning “to flow”). It follows that GER is a term that refers to the backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Because GER episodes can […]