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Esophageal Achalasia

"Esophageal Achalasia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A motility disorder of the ESOPHAGUS in which the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER (near the CARDIA) fails to relax resulting in functional obstruction of the esophagus, and DYSPHAGIA. Achalasia is characterized by a grossly contorted and dilated esophagus (megaesophagus).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Esophageal Achalasia" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Esophageal Achalasia" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 50 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2018
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