Noun(1) the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
(1) The cause is a weakness of the sphincter muscle between the esophagus and stomach.(2) Food enters the mouth and travels through the esophagus to the stomach, located in the upper abdomen.(3) Vomiting may cause a tear in the small blood vessels of the throat or lower esophagus .(4) It is the backward flow of acid from the stomach up into the esophagus .(5) Saliva rinses the esophagus and buffers acid that has splashed out of the stomach.(6) The band is placed near the upper end of the stomach just below the junction of the stomach and the esophagus .(7) Repeated exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents leads to esophagitis.(8) Normally, the lower esophageal sphincter stops stomach acid from entering the esophagus.(9) Esophageal foreign bodies can damage the esophagus and lead to strictures.(10) On endoscopic examination, retention of saliva in the distal esophagus was noted.(11) Normally, the lower esophageal sphincter stops stomach acid from entering the esophagus .(12) This leads to a more prolonged exposure of the esophageal mucosa to gastric fluid than normal.(13) The suture line is where the surgeon has sewn the remaining esophagus to the stomach or bowel.(14) Patients can also bleed into muscles, into the esophagus , or into the stomach or intestine.(15) Gastroesophageal endoscopy provides the best assessment of the esophageal mucosa.(16) A thin, flexible tube is placed in the esophagus and the tip rests just above the lower esophageal sphincter.
1. gullet ::
2. gorge ::
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