Medical Definition of Diffuse oesophageal spasm

1. A disorder characterised by episodic contractions of the oesophagus. The oesophageal spasms fail to effectively propel food to the stomach. Symptoms may be confused with angina. Common symptoms include chest pains, epigastric pain, heartburn, pain on swallowing and difficulty swallowing. Treatment includes the use of sublingual nitroglycerin and calcium channel blockers. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Diffuse Oesophageal Spasm

diffuse emphysema
diffuse gallbladder wall thickening
diffuse ganglion
diffuse glomerulonephritis
diffuse goiter
diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
diffuse infantile familial sclerosis
diffuse interstitial fibrosis
diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
diffuse leishmaniasis
diffuse mastocytosis
diffuse mesangial proliferation
diffuse nebula
diffuse nontoxic goitre
diffuse obstructive emphysema
diffuse oesophageal spasm (current term)
diffuse osteosclerosis
diffuse panbronchiolitis
diffuse peritonitis
diffuse phlegmon
diffuse pulmonary haemorrhage
diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
diffuse waxy spleen
diffused reflex

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