cardiac sphincter n.
A physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction.
- Cardiac valve
cardiac valve cardiac valve n. Any of the valves regulating the flow of blood through and from the heart, consisting of the aortic valve, the left and right atrioventricular valves, and the pulmonary valve.
heartburn (def 1). cardiodynia. Historical Examples For in riding a journey in cold weather, when the feet are long kept too cold, the digestion is impaired, and cardialgia produced. Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin cardialgia is a painful condition of the stomach, usually referred to its cardiac orifice, and is popularly known as heartburn. A […]
noun (informal) short for cardigan Historical Examples As long as papa and cardie want me, nothing could induce me to leave them.’ Heriot’s Choice Rosa Nouchette Carey cardie could not say a funny thing to save his life, except when he is angry, and then, oh! Heriot’s Choice Rosa Nouchette Carey Livy looked ready to […]
cardiectasia cardiectasia car·di·ec·ta·si·a (kär’dē-ĭk-tā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Dilation of the heart.