esophageal achalasia n.
An esophageal obstruction that develops due to failure of the esophagogastric sphincter to relax, causing the upper esophagus to fill with retained food. Also called cardiospasm.
[ih-sof-uh-jee-uh l, ee-suh-faj-ee-uh l] /ɪˌsɒf əˈdʒi əl, ˌi səˈfædʒ i əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to the .
- Esophageal lead
esophageal lead (lēd) n.
- Esophageal reflux
esophageal reflux n. Reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus.
noun, Speech Pathology. 1. a technique for producing speech sounds without using the larynx, for people whose larynges are lacking or disabled, by expelling swallowed air that is modified by the tongue, lips, and palate as in normal speech. esophageal speech n. A technique for speaking after total laryngectomy involving the swallowing of air and […]