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Achalasia - Glossary

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Aspiration: A condition in which food, liquids, saliva or vomit is inhaled into the respiratory tract.

Barrett’s Esophagus: Damage to the lower portion of the esophagus.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): A digestive disease in which stomach acid or bile goes backwards into the food pipe and causes irritation.

Pneumonia: Infection that causes inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs, which may become filled with fluid.

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