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What is the esophagus?
15 doctors weighed in

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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