Definition of Esophagus. Meaning of Esophagus. Synonyms of Esophagus

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Definition of Esophagus

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OEsophagus
OEsophagus [OE]*soph"a*gus, n., OEsophageal [OE]`so*phag"e*al, a., etc. Same as Esophagus, Esophageal, etc.

Meaning of Esophagus from wikipedia

- The esophagus (American English) or oesophagus (British English; see spelling differences) (/ɪˈsɒfəɡəs/), informally known as the food pipe or gullet...
- Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which there is an abnormal (metaplastic) change in the mucosal cells lining the lower portion of the esophagus, from...
- Nutcracker esophagus, or hypertensive peristalsis, is a disorder of the movement of the esophagus characterized by contractions in the smooth muscle of...
- Esophageal cancer is cancer arising from the esophagus—the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach. Symptoms often include difficulty in...
- closed. Without a modifier, "achalasia" usually refers to achalasia of the esophagus. Achalasia can happen at various points along the gastrointestinal tract;...
- (GERD), is a chronic condition in which stomach contents rise up into the esophagus, resulting in either symptoms or complications. Symptoms include the taste...
- inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. In healthy individuals, the esophagus is typically devoid of eosinophils...
- condition (birth defect) that affects the alimentary tract. It causes the esophagus to end in a blind-ended pouch rather than connecting normally to the stomach...
- process of digestion. This produces a bolus which can be swallowed down the esophagus to enter the stomach. The second stage of digestion then begins in the...
- and paraesophageal hernia, in which an abdominal organ moves beside the esophagus. The diagnosis may be confirmed with endoscopy or medical imaging. Endoscopy...
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