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Essential nutrient


any substance that must be obtained from the diet because the body cannot make it in sufficient quantity to meet its needs

Dietary Protein: An Essential Nutrient For Bone Health.


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  • Esophagus

    [ih-sof-uh-guh s, ee-sof-] /ɪˈsɒf ə gəs, iˈsɒf-/ noun, plural esophagi [ih-sof-uh-jahy, gahy, ee-sof-] /ɪˈsɒf əˌdʒaɪ, ˌgaɪ, iˈsɒf-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology. 1. a muscular passage connecting the mouth or pharynx with the stomach in invertebrate and vertebrate animals; gullet. /iːˈsɒfəɡəs/ noun (pl) -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ), -guses 1. the US spelling of oesophagus n. late 14c., from […]

  • Esophagotomy

    esophagotomy e·soph·a·got·o·my (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gŏt’ə-mē) n. An incision through the wall of the esophagus.

  • Esophagostomy

    esophagostomy e·soph·a·gos·to·my (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gŏs’tə-mē) n. The surgical formation of an opening directly into the esophagus from without.

  • Esophagostenosis

    esophagostenosis e·soph·a·go·ste·no·sis (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-stə-nō’sĭs) n. Stricture or a general narrowing of the esophagus.

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