Esophageal Sphincter, Lower
"Esophageal Sphincter, Lower" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The physiologic or functional barrier to GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX at the esophagogastric junction. Sphincteric muscles remain tonically contracted during the resting state and form the high-pressure zone separating the lumen of the ESOPHAGUS from that of the STOMACH. (Haubrich et al, Bockus Gastroenterology, 5th ed., pp399, 415)
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