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Introduction: Esophagus

Description of Esophagus

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.
Source: CRISP

Esophagus: The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Source: MeSH 2007

Esophagus: Related Topics

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Esophagus as an Organ

Esophagus (organ): The esophagus is a long muscular tube that connects the...more »

Esophagus (organ): The esophagus is the organ into which the swallowed food is pushed. It connects the throat above with the stomach below. At the... (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... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Esophagus: NCI)

Esophagus (organ): See Esophagus (organ information).

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Terms associated with Esophagus:

Terms Similar to Esophagus:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Esophagus:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Esophagus

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Esophagus

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

WordNet 2.1

  • 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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