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Posts tagged esophagus

June 17, 2015


man grasping stomach in pain

A Real Pain in the Gut

Acid reflux is caused when stomach acid leaks through the lower esophageal sphincter upwards through the chest.

June 18, 2014


A drinking fountain in a park

Down The Wrong Tube

Have you ever wondered what's really going on when you choke on what you're eating or drinking?

January 9, 2014


A multitude of red blood cells packed together

Oy Veins!

Have you ever wondered how those pesky varicose veins form?

December 28, 2010



The Enteric Nervous System: Your “Extra” Brain

It would probably make a pretty cheesy horror movie, but the thing is, it's true. In fact, that creature with the extra brain is you.

December 15, 2009



What Causes Morning Breath?

What causes bad breath and sore throat in the morning?

November 12, 2009


cat with ball of string

Cats And strings

Most cats and kittens love to play with string, but if a feline begins to swallow string, it could become a deadly game.

September 27, 2003


A Real Pain in the Gut

What exactly does the body go through during acid reflux? Find out on A Moment of Science.

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