esophageal manometry

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manometry

 [mah-nom´ĕ-trē]
the measurement of pressure by means of a manometer.
esophageal manometry a diagnostic study to assess the competence of the lower esophageal sphincter. A catheter sheathed with a water-filled balloon is inserted nasally and advanced into the esophagus; a series of measurements reflecting esophageal resting pressures are taken as the catheters are moved.
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e·soph·a·ge·al ma·nom·e·try

measurement of intraesophageal pressures at one or more sites by intraluminal pressure-sensitive instruments.
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Esophageal manometry

A test in which a thin tube is passed into the esophagus to measure the degree of pressure exerted by the muscles of the esophageal wall.
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