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Esophageal Sphincter, Lower

"Esophageal Sphincter, Lower" 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.

The physiologic or functional barrier to GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX at the esophagogastric junction. Sphincteric muscles remain tonically contracted during the resting state and form the high-pressure zone separating the lumen of the ESOPHAGUS from that of the STOMACH. (Haubrich et al, Bockus Gastroenterology, 5th ed., pp399, 415)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Esophageal Sphincter, Lower" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Esophageal Sphincter, Lower" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 22 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2016
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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.