cardiospasm :

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  • n  a spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed

  • It is apt to produce what is known as cardiospasm, when the nerves do not coordinate, and when food which is swallowed does not get into the stomach, but is retained in the .

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