Esophageal Motor Function

Peter J. Kahrilas*, John E. Pandolfino

*Corresponding author for this work

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Gastroenterology, Fifth Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405169110
StatePublished - Feb 17 2009


  • Esophageal motor function
  • Esophageal peristalsis control
  • Esophagogastric junction
  • Lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation
  • Lower esophageal sphincter pressure relaxation
  • Oropharyngeal swallowing mechanicism
  • Pharynx and upper esophageal sphincter
  • Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation (tLESR) frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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