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What is the esophagus?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
7 doctors agree

In brief: Tube

The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach.
The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach.

In brief: Tube

The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach.
The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Transports food

The esophagus is a long tube that pushes food from the throat to the stomach.

In brief: Transports food

The esophagus is a long tube that pushes food from the throat to the stomach.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Digestive organ

The esophagus starts from the upper esophageal sphincter and ends at the lower esophageal sphincter which empties into the stomach.
It is made of striated and smooth muscle.

In brief: Digestive organ

The esophagus starts from the upper esophageal sphincter and ends at the lower esophageal sphincter which empties into the stomach.
It is made of striated and smooth muscle.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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