The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. The muscles in the esophagus contract to move food and liquid from the mouth through the throat and down to the stomach.
Current as of: August 9, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
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