gastroesophageal sphincter


noun

a ring of smooth muscle fibers connecting the esophagus and stomach.

Nearby words

  1. gastroepiploic,
  2. gastroepiploic artery,
  3. gastroesophageal,
  4. gastroesophageal hernia,
  5. gastroesophageal reflux disease,
  6. gastroesophagitis,
  7. gastroesophagostomy,
  8. gastrogastrostomy,
  9. gastrogavage,
  10. gastrogenic

Also called lower esophageal sphincter.

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