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Cardia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cardia
Tree Number(s)
A03.556.875.875.163
Unique ID
D002299
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002299
Annotation
adjective form = "cardial": do not confuse with "cardiac" (heart); diseases: coord IM with STOMACH DISEASES (IM); neoplasms: coord IM with STOMACH NEOPLASMS (IM) + histol type of neopl (IM)
Scope Note
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).
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Cardia Preferred
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