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esophageal

[ih-sof-uh-jee-uh l, ee-suh-faj-ee-uh l] /ɪˌsɒf əˈdʒi əl, ˌi səˈfædʒ i əl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the esophagus.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; esophag(us) + -eal, variant of -ial
Related forms
postesophageal, adjective
preesophageal, adjective
subesophageal, adjective
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  • The abdominal portion of the esophagus lies in the esophageal groove on the posterior surface of the left lobe of the liver.
  • They form, together with the branches from the opposite nerve, the esophageal plexus.
  • esophageal atresia is a disorder of the digestive system in which the esophagus does not develop properly.
  • Patients with impaired esophageal muscle action are still likely to have acid breakthrough and reflux, especially at night.
  • esophageal disorders caused by medications, trauma, and infection.
  • esophageal neuromuscular function and motility disorders.

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