Thorax - transverse section

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The esophagus is a long musclular tube which connects your mouth to your stomach. It contracts after you swallow to push the food into the stomach. Note its location behind the heart. Acid reflux, a condition where acid from the stomach enters the esophagus, irritates its lining, producing heartburn.

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lungs | ribs | right atrium | left atrium | right ventricle | left ventricle | serratus anterior | latissimus dorsi | erector spinae | pectoralis major |
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Module Name: thorax
Module Title: Thorax - transverse section
Image Info: Gross specimen.
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: Dec 12th, 1996

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