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Esophageal Motility Disorders MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.117.119.500
Unique ID
D015154
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015154
Scope Note
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).
Entry Version
ESOPHAGEAL MOTILITY DIS
Entry Term(s)
Esophageal Dysmotility
Nutcracker Esophagus
NLM Classification #
WI 258
Previous Indexing
Esophageal Diseases (1966-1988)
Gastrointestinal Motility (1966-1988)
Peristalsis (1975-1988)
Public MeSH Note
1989
History Note
1989
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/03/22
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Esophageal Motility Disorders Preferred
Nutcracker Esophagus Narrower
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