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It is possible that the main title of the report Achalasia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. It is characterized by enlargement of the esophagus, impaired ability to push food down toward the stomach (peristalsis), and failure of the ring-shaped muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), to relax. It is the contraction and relaxation of the sphincter that moves food through the tube.
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- United Kingdom
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- Website: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
Gastroparesis & Dysmotilities Association
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- Calgary, AB, T3A 1S9
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- Website: http://www.digestivedistress.com
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
- PO Box 8126
- Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
- Tel: (301)251-4925
- Fax: (301)251-4911
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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
- White Plains, NY 10605
- Tel: (914)997-4488
- Fax: (914)997-4763
- Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com
Martin Mueller IV Achalasia Awareness Foundation, Inc.
- 111 Hampton Meadows Dr
- Bonaire, GA 30105
- Tel: 478-293-1822
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.achalasia.us/
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
- Office of Communications & Public Liaison
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- Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
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- Albany Medical Center
- Albany, NY 12208-3478
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- Website: http://www.oley.org
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