Noun Achalasia Definition and Examples


Noun:

Achalasia

Pronunciation:

/ˌakəˈleɪzɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A condition in which the muscles of the lower part of the oesophagus fail to relax, preventing food from passing into the stomach.
  1. 'This case also illustrates the therapeutic dilemma if surgery fails in patients with achalasia.'
  2. 'Patients with achalasia typically present with dysphagia to solids and liquids.'


noun, Medicine/Medical.

1. inability of a circular muscle, especially of the esophagus or rectum, to relax, resulting in widening of the structure above the muscular constriction.


Examples:

"achalasias can be in patients."

Origin:
Early 20th century: from a- ‘without, not’ + Greek khalasis ‘loosening’ (from khalan ‘relax’) + -ia.

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