backflow backflow

Definition(s):

  • (n) a flow that returns toward its source

Usage(s):

  1. Often, however, heartburn comes with a backflow of partly digested food from the stomach into the esophagus.
  2. The gadget does not prevent all backflow but stops enough to keep most patients' hearts from being overloaded.
  3. One added feature: sleeping with the head of the bed elevated six to eight inches, to discourage backflow from stomach to gullet.

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  • Gilles Gratton of ING said that, "depending on the risk profiles of specific areas, we may limit coverage. However, if some mitigation measures are taken by our clients, such as backflow valves, we may increase coverage. The quality of...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Gilles Gratton Source: Toronto Star

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