|oesophageal spasm||medical dictionary|
<gastroenterology> A disorder of the motility of the oesophagus characterised by pain or forceful eructations after swallowing food. Oesophageal muscle contractions are of excessive force and duration. Chest pain can be confused with symptoms of cardiac or other origin.
American spelling: esophageal spasm
(05 Mar 2000)
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