Disease Information for Achalasia: Definition

  • Disorder of lower esophago-gastric motility due to failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax with swallowing; It is sometimes caused by degeneration or absence of the ganglion cells of the myenteric plexus or of the vagal motor nuclei---------------------------------------

    Achalasia; Cardiospasm; Dyssynergia Esophagus; Esophageal Aperistalsis; Megaesophagus; Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus characterized by the abnormal enlargement of the esophagus, impairment of the ability of the esophagus to push food down toward the stomach (peristalsis), and the failure of the ring-shaped muscle (sphincter) at the bottom of the esophagus to relax

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