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reflux US English

The process of boiling a liquid in such a way that any vapor is liquefied and returned to the stock

acid reflux US English

A condition in which acidic gastric fluid is regurgitated into the esophagus, causing heartburn

reflux trap US English

A container to collect vapour or liquid produced during reflux.

reflux valve US English

A valve, especially one in a water pipe, which allows fluid to flow in one direction only and which automatically closes when flow ceases or reverses; also called check valve.

reflux apparatus US English

An apparatus consisting of or containing a reflux condenser.

reflux condenser US English

A condenser mounted or designed so that condensed vapour runs back into the stock of boiling liquid.

reflux oesophagitis US English

Oesophagitis caused by the regurgitation of gastric fluid into the oesophagus.

vesicoureteric reflux US English

Flow of urine from the bladder back into the ureters, arising from defective valves and causing a high risk of kidney infection