noun. inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux.
1. Noun, singular or mass The best drink for esophagitis is something plain and non-acidic, like water. 2. Foreign word In order to diagnose herpes esophagitis, your doctor will use an endoscope to visually inspect the throat and esophagus, and may also perform a throat swab or other laboratory tests 8. 3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present MayoClinic.com states esophagitis is inflammation that damages tissues in your esophagus, or the muscular tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. 4. Verb, base form Keeping that inflammation under control if you have acid reflux may help to keep your reflux from progressing to esophagitis.