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esophageal

 [ĕ-sof″ah-je´al]
of or pertaining to the esophagus.

e·soph·a·ge·al

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl, ē'-sŏ-faj'ē-ăl), Although this word is correctly pronounced esopha'geal, the pronunciation esophage'al is almost universally heard in the U.S.
Relating to the esophagus.

e·soph·a·ge·al

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl)
Relating to the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophageal.

esophagus

(e-sof'a-gus) (-gi?, -ji?) plural.esophagi [Gr. oisophagos]
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ESOPHAGUS: (as seen through an endoscope)
The muscular tube, about 10 to 12 in (25 to 30 cm) long, that carries swallowed foods and liquids from the pharynx to the stomach. In the upper third of the esophagus, the muscle is striated; in the middle third, striated and smooth; and in the lower third, entirely smooth. Peristalsis is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. At the junction with the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter, which relaxes to permit passage of food, then contracts to prevent backup of stomach contents. esophageal (e-sof?a-je'al), adjective See: illustration

Barrett esophagus

See: Barrett esophagus

black esophagus

Necrotizing esophagitis.
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FOREIGN BODY IN ESOPHAGUS: Meat impaction in the lower esophageal sphincter

foreign bodies in the esophagus

Items trapped in the esophagus (typically fishbones, coins, or large unchewed pieces of food). Parenteral glucagon may help the material pass through the esophageal sphincter to the stomach, but endoscopic retrieval of the material is usually necessary. See: illustration

e·soph·a·ge·al

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl) Although this word is more correctly pronounced esopha'geal, the pronunciation esophage'al is almost universally heard in the U.S.
Relating to the esophagus.
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As a result of this study we found that hydrogen peroxide, which is highly expressed in esophagitis, activates PI3K signaling and that p110[alpha] plays an important role in esophageal inflammation. By hydrogen peroxide increased proinflammatory cytokines were reduced by the treatment of PIK-75, a p110[alpha] inhibitor.
Natural history studies are needed to define the long-term risks of EoE as the disease progresses and the consequences of this esophageal inflammation.
Of the 25 treated patients, 22 (88%) experienced a significant reduction in esophageal inflammation as defined by a reduction to not more than 10 eosinophils/HPF.
Lingering acid can lead to problems such as chronic esophageal inflammation, coughing, or asthma, Fass says.
"The important thing to remember is that persons who believe they are having heart problems actually might have gall bladder or esophageal inflammation. The reverse, however, also holds true.
Strictly speaking, however, reflux esophagitis is a subset of GERD in which there is evidence of esophageal inflammation demonstrated either by gross inspection during endoscopy or by microscopic examination of biopsy specimens.
Esophageal eosinophilia dropped from a mean baseline of 59 cells/HPF to 3.7 cells/HPE Twenty-two of the 25 treated patients (88%) experienced a significant reduction in esophageal inflammation as defined by a reduction to not more than 10 eosinophils / HPF.
Other medications, such as proton pump inhibitors and histamine receptor antagonists, are highly effective, can prevent symptoms from occurring and can heal esophageal inflammation. If you have frequent heartburn, discuss it with your health care professional.