The Esophagus

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Mind Map by , created over 5 years ago

Digestive System Mind Map on The Esophagus, created by nirjhari on 02/23/2014.

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Created by nirjhari over 5 years ago
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The Esophagus
1 Muscular tube from the pharynx to the stomach
2 Peristalsis pushes food along the alimentary canal
3 Function is to transport food to the stomach; no chemical digestion
4 Esophageal sphincter marks the entrance to the stomach
5 Heartburn occurs when some of the stomach contents escapes into the esophagus; GERD – chronic reflux disorder
6 Adventitia only in esophagus

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