Summary of Esophageal motility
Flashcards on Esophageal motility
The function of the (upper/lower) esophageal sphincter is to prevent acidic chyme from entering the esophagus.
Questions on Esophageal motility
A 75-year-old man comes to emergency department because of sudden onset of severe throat pain and dysphagia just prior to arrival. He says he was eating steak and suspects a large piece of steak is stuck in his throat. He denies shortness of breath, chest pain, and abdominal pain. He is drooling slightly with increased saliva in his mouth. There is no erythema or swelling to the oropharynx. Which of the following physiological process assists in clearing a large food bolus from the esophagus?