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Gastroesophageal reflux - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The esophagus is a narrow, muscular tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach. A sphincter at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach prevents reflux of food and acid from the stomach into the esophagus.

Update Date 8/11/2011

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