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Mesh term Esophageal Motility Disorders

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Deglutition Disorders


Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).

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CREST Syndrome
Esophageal Achalasia
Esophageal Spasm, Diffuse
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

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