esophageal esophageal

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to the esophagus

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, population studies in China link drinking green tea daily with a lowered risk of stomach, esophageal and liver cancers.
  2. Then he flapped part of the esophageal wall over the top of the trachea, forming a valve linking windpipe and pharynx.
  3. Ron Silver, an actor as well known for his off-stage activism as his on-stage work, has died of esophageal cancer.

News

  1. West Penn Allegheny Clinical Trial Tests New Barrett's Esophagus Treatment

    Pittsburgh researchers are investigating whether a new ablation technology can provide safer and more effective treatment for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can progress to esophageal cancer if left untreated. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10823110.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. "Gerd" Nerd! 5 Acid Reflux Myths

    BACKGROUND: One in ten Americans experiences heartburn symptoms at least once a week. Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in the chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando

  3. Cop from Hawthorne who died of cancer likely eligible for 9/11 fund, PBA says

    A Hawthorne man who died of esophageal cancer after serving nearly 30 years in the New York City Police Department likely will qualify for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, a union representative said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Journal News

Quotes

  • "The biggest thing is I wanted to find out what those darn chest pains were and I did," Meyer said. "It's esophageal spasms, and they've got me on some medications. I've just got to be smarter in the future, and I'm going to be. I'm not going...
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Urban Meyer Source: USA Today

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