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achalasia


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(ak-ă-lay-ziă)

a condition in which the normal muscular activity of the oesophagus (gullet) is disturbed, especially failure of the abnormally strong cardiac sphincter at the lower end, which delays the passage of swallowed material.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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