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branch of the celiac artery that supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach and the abdominal part of the esophagus arteria gastrica sinistra , left gastric artery
opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus cardia
valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction cardiac sphincter
spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed cardiospasm
short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach epicardia
reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus esophageal reflux , gastroesophageal reflux , oesophageal reflux
alimentary tract smear of material obtained from the esophagus esophageal smear
small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins esophageal veins , oesophageal veins , venae esophageae
inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux esophagitis , oesophagitis
junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium esophagogastric junction , oesophagogastric junction
optical instrument for examining the inside of the esophagus esophagoscope , oesophagoscope
visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus gastroscopy
painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder heartburn , pyrosis
part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus mediastinum
plexus of unmyelinated fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies in the muscular coat of the esophagus and stomach and intestines myenteric plexus , plexus myentericus
mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera nervus vagus , pneumogastric , pneumogastric nerve , tenth cranial nerve , vagus , vagus nerve , wandering nerve
severe pain on swallowing due to a disorder of the esophagus odynophagia
poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys paraquat poisoning
food and air canal between the palate and esophagus pharynx
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