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Esophagus: The muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach.
Source: National Institute of Health
Esophagus: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
Source: WordNet 2.1
Esophagus : portion of the digestive canal between the pharynx and stomach.
The esophagus is the organ into which the swallowed food is pushed. It connects the throat above with the stomach below. At the junction of the esophagus and stomach, there is a ringlike valve closing the passage between the two organs. However, as the food approaches the closed ring, the surrounding muscles relax and allow the food to pass. (Source: excerpt from Your Digestive System and How It Works: NIDDK)
The esophagus is a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from the throat to the stomach. When a person swallows, the muscular walls of the esophagus contract to push food down into the stomach. Glands in the lining of the esophagus produce mucus, which keeps the passageway moist and makes swallowing easier. The esophagus is located just behind the trachea (windpipe). In an adult, the esophagus is about 10 inches long. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Esophagus: NCI)
Esophagus: The esophagus is a long muscular tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach and is a part of the digestive system. After food is ingested and chewed, it is swallowed into the esophagus, where it is moved into the stomach through a process called peristalsis. Conditions that afflict the esophagus include esophageal varices, esophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Esophagus:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Esophagus:
The following are other names for the organ: Esophagus:
The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Esophagus:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Esophagus:
Condition count: 16 ; see list below.
Organs: list of all organs
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