cardiac sphincter


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cardiac sphincter

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Noun1.cardiac sphincter - the valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction
esophagus, gullet, oesophagus, gorge - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
physiological sphincter - a sphincter that is not recognizable at autopsy because its resting arrangement cannot be distinguished from adjacent tissue
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High dosages of peppermint oil could lead to over-relaxation of the cardiac sphincter and may increase gastric reflux in some patients.
After given incision on gastric mucosa, the foreign body was pushed towards cardiac sphincter by welded long handle instrument.