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Keywords: lower esophageal sphincterClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (16): 3047–3053.
Published: 15 August 2005
... in postprandial animals compared with the fasting state. We observed a large increase in pressure in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) during ventilation that ranged from 200% to 3000% of the pressures measured during apnea. These pressure changes appear to be intrinsic to the LES. Alligators lack a mammalian...