achalasia

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ach·a·la·sia

 (ăk′ə-lā′zhə)
n.
The failure of a ring of muscle fibers, such as a sphincter of the esophagus, to relax.

[New Latin : a- + Greek khalasis, relaxation (from khalān, to loosen).]

achalasia

(ˌækəˈleɪzɪə)
n
(Medicine) pathol failure of the cardiac sphincter of the oesophagus to relax, resulting in difficulty in swallowing
[New Latin, from a-1 + Greek chalasis relaxation]

ach•a•la•sia

(ˌæk əˈleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
inability of a circular muscle, esp. of the esophagus or rectum, to relax, resulting in widening of the structure above the muscular constriction.
[1910–15; a-6 + Greek chálas(is) (chala-, s. of chalân to loosen + -sis -sis) + -ia]
Translations

a·cha·la·sia

n. acalasia, falta de capacidad de relajación esp. de una abertura o esfínter.

achalasia

n acalasia