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Esophageal Motility Disorders

"Esophageal Motility Disorders" 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.

Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Esophageal Motility Disorders" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Esophageal Motility Disorders" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1993 and 2017 and 2018
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.