esophageal opening in diaphragm

esophageal opening in diaphragm
hiatus oesophageus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • opening — A gap in or entrance to an organ, tube, or cavity. SEE ALSO: aperture, fossa, ostium, orifice, pore. access o. SYN: access. aortic o. SYN: aortic hiatus …   Medical dictionary

  • Thoracic diaphragm — diaphragm Respiratory system Latin diaphragma Artery Pericardiacophrenic artery …   Wikipedia

  • Crus of diaphragm — The diaphragm. Under surface. (Left crus and right crus are at bottom center.) Deep …   Wikipedia

  • Hiatus — An opening, as in the diaphragm. When there is an unusually wide opening in the diaphragm, there can be a hiatus (or hiatal) hernia. In Latin an hiatus is an opening, gaping mouth, or chasm. It is derived from the verb hiare meaning to gape or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hernia — Classification and external resources Frontal chest X ray showing a hernia of Morgagni ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • truncus vagalis anterior — [TA] anterior vagal trunk: a nerve trunk (or trunks) formed by fibers from both left and right vagus nerves, collected from the anterior part of the esophageal plexus; it descends through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm to supply branches …   Medical dictionary

  • truncus vagalis posterior — [TA] posterior vagal trunk: a nerve trunk or trunks formed by fibers from both left and right vagus nerves, collected from the posterior part of the esophageal plexus; it descends through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm to supply branches …   Medical dictionary

  • hiatalhernia — hiatal hernia n. A hernia in which part of the stomach protrudes through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm. Also called hiatus hernia. * * * …   Universalium

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • digestive system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect the human digestive tract. Such disorders may affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver, or biliary tract. A prevalent disorder of the digestive… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”