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cardia

 [kahr´de-ah]
1. the cardiac opening.
2. the cardiac part of the stomach; that part of the stomach surrounding the esophagogastric junction, distinguished by the presence of cardiac glands.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

car·di·a

(kar'dē-ă), [TA]
The area of the stomach close to the esophageal opening (cardiac orifice or cardia) that contains the cardiac glands.
[G. kardia, heart]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cardia

(kär′dē-ə)
n. pl. car·diae (-dē-ē′) or car·dias
1. The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
2. The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.
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cardia

(1) Cardiac part of stomach; pars cardiaca gastricae [NA6]. 
(2) Cardiac opening; ostium cardiaca [NA6]. 
(3) Heart; cor [NA6].
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

CARDIA

Cardiology A clinical trial–Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults. See Coronary artery disease.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

car·di·a

(kahr'dē-ă) [TA]
Opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
[G. kardia, heart]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cardia

The opening of the lower end of the gullet (OESOPHAGUS) into the STOMACH.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

car·di·a

(kahr'dē-ă) [TA]
Opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
[G. kardia, heart]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A Macroscopical view of the stomach to show; fu, fundic region; ca, cardiac region; py, pyloric region.
alecto noted that there are well developed fundic and cardiac regions which are closely held together by peritoneum, the fundic caecum is much longer than the cardiac vestibule in P.