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e·soph·a·gus

also oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf′ə-gəs)
n. pl. e·soph·a·gi (-jī′, -gī′) also oe·soph·a·gi
The muscular tube by which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet.

[Middle English isophagus, from Medieval Latin ēsophagus, from Greek oisophagos, arbitrary medical coinage perhaps from ois- : future tense stem of pherein, to carry; see oit- in Indo-European roots + -phagos, food (unattested sense) (from phagein, to eat; see bhag- in Indo-European roots).]

e·soph′a·ge′al (-jē′əl) adj.

e•soph•a•ge•al

(ɪˌsɒf əˈdʒi əl, ˌi səˈfædʒ i əl)

adj.
pertaining to the esophagus.
[1800–10]
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Adj.1.esophageal - relating to the esophagus
Translations

e·soph·a·ge·al

a. esofágico-a, rel. al esófago;
___ dilatationdilatación ___;
___ dysphagiadisfagia esofágica;
___ obstructionobstrucción ___;
___ pilesvárices ___-as;
___ scintigraphycintigrafía ___;
___ spasmespasmo ___.

esophageal

adj esofágico
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Inflammation of the esophagus, as seen in EoE patients, can eventually lead to debilitating esophageal dysfunction, causing difficulty in swallowing, esophageal fibrosis, and food impaction.
Another consideration particular to scleroderma is that esophageal dysmotility and lower esophageal sphincter incompetence due to progressive esophageal fibrosis may induce gastro-esophageal reflux, increasing the potential for pulmonary aspiration.