Esophageal body motor response to reflux events: secondary peristalsis.

  title={Esophageal body motor response to reflux events: secondary peristalsis.},
  author={Richard H. Holloway},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={108 Suppl 4a},
The esophageal body is a major component of the antireflux mechanism. Disruption of esophageal peristalsis affects both volume clearance and delivery of swallowed saliva to the distal esophageal body. The esophageal body responds to reflux by an increase in primary peristalsis through stimulation of swallowing and secondary peristalsis through esophageal distension. Primary peristalsis is the most common motor event after reflux and accounts for up to 90% of initial and subsequent motor… CONTINUE READING

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