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Introduction: Cardia

Description of Cardia

Cardia: the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cardia: That part of the stomach surrounded by the esophagogastric junction, characterized by the lack of acid-forming cells.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Cardia: That part of the STOMACH close to the opening from ESOPHAGUS into the stomach (cardiac orifice), the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION. The cardia is so named because of its closeness to the HEART. Cardia is characterized by the lack of acid-forming cells (GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Cardia as an Organ

Cardia (organ): The cardia is one of four sections of the stomach. The cardia is a...more »

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Broader terms for Cardia

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Cardia

The following list attempts to classify Cardia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • opening,orifice,porta
  • passage,passageway
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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