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Disease Esophageal Motility Disorders

Name Esophageal Motility Disorders
Synonyms Disorder, Esophageal Motility | Disorders, Esophageal Motility | Dysmotilities, Esophageal | Dysmotility, Esophageal | Esophageal Dysmotilities | Esophageal Dysmotility | Esophageal Motility Disorder | Esophagus, Nutcracker | Motility Disorder, Esophageal | Motility Disorders, Esophageal | Nutcracker Esophagus
Definition 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).
Categories Digestive system disease
MeSH® ID D015154
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DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastrointestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Esophageal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Deglutition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Esophageal Motility Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Esophageal Motility Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  CREST Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Esophageal Achalasia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Esophageal Spasm, Diffuse Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Gastroesophageal Reflux Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Plummer-Vinson Syndrome