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Disease Barrett Esophagus

Name Barrett Esophagus
Synonyms Barrett Epithelium | Barrett Metaplasia | Barrett's Esophagus | Barretts Esophagus | Barrett's Syndrome | Barretts Syndrome | Barrett Syndrome | Epithelium, Barrett | Esophagus, Barrett | Esophagus, Barrett's | Syndrome, Barrett | Syndrome, Barrett's
Definition A condition with damage to the lining of the lower ESOPHAGUS resulting from chronic acid reflux (ESOPHAGITIS, REFLUX). Through the process of metaplasia, the squamous cells are replaced by a columnar epithelium with cells resembling those of the INTESTINE or the salmon-pink mucosa of the STOMACH. Barrett's columnar epithelium is a marker for severe reflux and precursor to ADENOCARCINOMA of the esophagus.
Categories Digestive system disease
MeSH® ID D001471
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2. DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastrointestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Esophageal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Barrett Esophagus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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