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Posts tagged esophagus

June 17, 2015

 

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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

 

Even a very small amount of water can trigger a violent coughing fit.

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

 

Varicose veins often appear blue because the red blood cells inside them have become deoxygenated.

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

 

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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