Definitions for: Reflux


[n] the outward flow of the tide
[n] an abnormal backward flow of body fluids



Webster (1913) Definition: Re"flux` (r?"fl?ks`), a.
Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.


Re"flux`, n. [F. reflux. See Refluent, Flux.]
A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as,
the flux and reflux of the tides.

All from me Shall with a fierce reflux on me redound.
--Milton.

Synonyms: ebb

See Also: ebbtide, esophageal reflux, flow, flowing, gastroesophageal reflux, hepatojugular reflux, oesophageal reflux, pathology, ureterorenal reflux, vesicoureteral reflux

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