achalasia of the cardia


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achalasia of the cardia

[‚ak·ə′lāzh·ē·ə əv thə ′kärd· ē·ə]
(medicine)
Enlargement of the esophagus as a result of cardiospasm.
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Familial glucocorticoid deficiency with achalasia of the cardia associated with mixed neuropathy, long-tract degeneration and mild dementia.
All adult patients who were seen and treated for achalasia of the cardia between 1991 and 2006 were included.
Infection of the lungs by `saprophytic' mycobacteria in achalasia of the cardia, with report of a fatal case showing lipoid pneumonia due to milk.