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The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. When you eat or drink, food and liquids travel from your mouth through the throat and esophagus into your stomach.
Current as of:
June 6, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicinePeter J. Kahrilas MD - Gastroenterology
Current as of: June 6, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas MD - Gastroenterology
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