Esophageal Cancer - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Mar 10, 2017
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Glossary

Esophagus: The muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach.

Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells that spread to other parts of the body and can result in death if not treated.

Acid Reflux: A disorder in which acid in the stomach comes up into the oesophagus, because the valve separating the stomach and oesophagus does not function properly.

Heartburn: Pain due to regurgitation (reflux) of juices from the stomach into the oesophagus; pyrosis.

Achalasia cardia: Achalasia cardia is a condition where the esophageal peristaltic movements in the lower part of the esophagus are absent and the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter is increased.

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