Definition of Cardiac sphincter

1. Noun. The valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction.

Group relationships: Esophagus, Gorge, Gullet, Oesophagus
Generic synonyms: Physiological Sphincter



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiac Sphincter

cardiac pacemaker
cardiac part of stomach
cardiac plexus
cardiac polyp
cardiac prominence
cardiac reserve
cardiac resuscitation
cardiac rhabdomyoma
cardiac rhythm
cardiac risk
cardiac segment
cardiac shock
cardiac skeleton
cardiac souffle
cardiac sound
cardiac sphincter (current term)
cardiac standstill
cardiac surgical procedures
cardiac symphysis
cardiac syncope
cardiac tamponade
cardiac tamponades
cardiac tube
cardiac valve
cardiac valve prosthesis
cardiac valvular incompetence
cardiac veins
cardiac volume
cardiacal
cardiacle

Literary usage of Cardiac sphincter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"increases the tone of the cardiac sphincter. Even powerful peristaltic waves in the lower esophagus may fail to force food into the stomach, and there may ..."

2. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"... to the arrival here of the peristaltic wave with the accompanying opening of the cardiac sphincter and the escape of the fluid and air into the stomach. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"increases the tone of the cardiac sphincter. Even powerful peristaltic waves in the lower esophagus may fail to force food into the stomach, and there may ..."

4. American Medicine (1913)
"Regurgitation leans expulsion of food from the stomach ast an open cardiac sphincter. Vomit- ng is always preceded by nausea. Regurgitation is not. ..."

5. The Mechanical Factors of Digestion by Walter Bradford Cannon (1911)
"... with the stomach—the cardiac sphincter, or cardia—has the function of preventing the passage of material from the stomach back into the oesophagus. ..."

6. An Index of differential diagnosis of main symptoms by Herbert French (1918)
"At the same time the cardiac sphincter is relaxed, and the gastric contents are expelled, chiefly as the result of the pressure thus exerted on the stomach ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1874)
"not contract, and they will exert themselves in vain if the cardiac sphincter remains contracted. This ia seen in retching, which sometimes occurs without ..."

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