Chapter 7. Esophageal Motility
Sections: Objectives, Basic Principles of Esophageal Motility, Functional Anatomy of the Esophageal Musculature, Features of Esophageal Motility, Pathophysiology and Clinical Correlations, Key Concepts, Study Questions, Study Question Answers, Suggested Readings.
Topics Discussed: esophagus motility.
Describe the functional anatomy of the esophagus
and related structures, and their innervation
Understand the roles played by the oral cavity, pharyngeal structures,and
esophagus in transferring food from the mouth to the stomach during
Discuss how the contents of the respiratory and digestive
systems are kept separate
Define the mechanisms and functions of primary and secondary
Describe the roles played by the upper and lower esophageal sphincters
in esophageal motility