HyperDic: cardiac_sphincter

English > 1 sense of the expression cardiac sphincter:
NOUNbodycardiac sphincterthe valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach
English > cardiac sphincter: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction.
Part ofesophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gulletThe passage between the pharynx and the stomach
Broaderphysiological sphincterA sphincter that is not recognizable at autopsy because its resting arrangement cannot be distinguished from adjacent tissue
Spanishcardias
Catalancàrdia, càrdies

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