diffuse spasm


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diffuse spasm

An esophageal motor disorder characterized by dysphagia, odynophagia, and chest pain.
See also: spasm
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In this study, 4 out of the 5 patients who had diffuse spasm of the vertebral artery had associated thrombosis (1 patient at C7) or occlusion (3 patients at levels C3 - C6, C2 - C3 and at C2) (Fig.
First, diffuse spasm or hyperactive peristalsis in the lower two- thirds or half of the oesophagus is associated with normal or diminished peristalsis in the upper oesophagus.
* Diffuse spasm: The involuntary muscles in the walls of your lower esophagus, which move the food toward the stomach, have abnormal contractions.

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