gastroesophageal sphincter


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gastroesophageal sphincter

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(3) revealed that increased abdominal pressure and gastroesophageal junction abnormalities such as abnormal gastroesophageal sphincter relaxation, redundant gastric mucosa, and retrograde peristalsis might be etiological factors.
He or she may also prescribe drugs known as gastrointestinal pro-kinetic agents, designed to move stomach contents smoothly through the intestines and bolster the gastroesophageal sphincter. "We also sometimes use motility modifiers to speed up the time it takes for the stomach to empty.