"Cardia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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That part of the STOMACH close to the opening from ESOPHAGUS into the stomach (cardiac orifice), the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION. The cardia is so named because of its closeness to the HEART. Cardia is characterized by the lack of acid-forming cells (GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS).
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Cardia" by people in Profiles.
Endoscopic measurement of cardia circumference as an indicator of GERD. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Jan; 63(1):22-31.
Parietal cell carcinoma of gastric cardia: immunophenotype and ultrastructure. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2003 Mar-Apr; 27(2):87-94.
Normal patterns of acid exposure at the gastric cardia: a functional midpoint between the esophagus and stomach. Am J Gastroenterol. 1998 Aug; 93(8):1236-42.
Response of human ileocecal sphincter to gastrin. Am J Physiol. 1970 Sep; 219(3):712-5.