esophagus esophagus  /ɪ ˈsɑ fə ɡəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Often, however, heartburn comes with a backflow of partly digested food from the stomach into the esophagus.
  2. Its aim: to give Mike an artificial esophagus, made from a part of the intestine.
  3. The day-old boy on the operating table was a normal, squalling, blue-eyed infant except for one thing: he had been born without an esophagus.

News

  1. Ten Things to Know About Esophageal Cancer and African American Men

    Cancer of the esophagus is beginning to level off in the United States, but one type of esophageal cancer remains a serious threat to African-American men, especially if they drink and smoke.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. 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

  3. "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

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Quotes

  1. "I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus," he said. "This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements at such short notice."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: New York Times (blog)

  2. "Routine medical tests have revealed that I have cancer of the esophagus. In view of this development and the treatment it will require, I will not seek reelection," Lantos said in a statement.
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Tom Lantos Source: CBS News

  3. "I found out I had Barrett's Syndrome and the next step is cancer of the esophagus, then they have to take the voice box out, which stopped me right in my tracks. I was very lucky we caught it in time. A lot of people think it's heartburn but I knew...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Brian Johnson Source: Voxy

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