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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.

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]

cardia

/car·dia/ (kahr´de-ah)
1. the cardiac opening.
2. the cardiac part of the stomach, surrounding the esophagogastric junction and distinguished by the presence of cardiac glands.

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.

cardia

[kär′dē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, kardia, heart
1 the opening between the esophagus and the cardiac portion of the stomach.
2 the portion of the stomach surrounding the esophagogastric connection, characterized by the absence of acid cells. cardiac, adj.

cardia

(1) Cardiac part of stomach; pars cardiaca gastricae [NA6]. 
(2) Cardiac opening; ostium cardiaca [NA6]. 
(3) Heart; cor [NA6].

CARDIA

Cardiology A clinical trial–Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults. See Coronary artery disease.

car·di·a

(kahr'dē-ă) [TA]
Opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
[G. kardia, heart]

cardia

The opening of the lower end of the gullet (OESOPHAGUS) into the STOMACH.

car·di·a

(kahr'dē-ă) [TA]
Opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
[G. kardia, heart]

cardia

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.
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