achalasia

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Related to Esophageal aperistalsis: esophageal peristalsis, Achalasia cardia

achalasia

[‚ak·ə′lāzh·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Inability of a hollow muscular organ or ring of muscle (sphincter) to relax.
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Physiologic changes in achalasia include failure of lower esophageal sphincter relaxation, esophageal aperistalsis, and eventual esophageal dilation.