The esophagus is the tubelike structure that connects the mouth to the stomach. When you swallow, food and beverages are moved down the esophagus by wavelike involuntary muscle contractions to the stomach's entrance. At that point, the muscle of the LES relaxes...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved NEXIUM® delayed release capsules in children ages 12 to 17 for the short-term treatment of... Read more »