chalasia

noun

cha·​la·​sia kə-ˈlā-zhə, ka- How to pronounce chalasia (audio)
: the relaxation of a ring of muscle (as the cardiac sphincter of the esophagus) surrounding a bodily opening

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“Chalasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chalasia. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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