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What is the main functions of the esophagus?

The esophagus takes the food from the mouth to the stomach. Food moves through the esophagus by peristalsis, which is muscle contractions the pushes the food downward. At the end of the esophagus is the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which… Full Answer

What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Barrett's esophagus is a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In Barrett's esophagus, normal tissue lining the esophagus changes to tissue that resembles the lining of the intestine. This condition primarily occurs in white men. Full Answer