Deglutition

This is swallowing. Three main phases are recognized

Principles

Food must finally be passed into the esophagus.


Lower esophageal sphincter
Esophagus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Cross section through esophagus x40  


 

 

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